The New York Daily News previewed its Thursday print cover reading "We are f---ed" following Justice Anthony Kennedy's announced retirement from the Supreme Court.
"Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement, giving President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver dead at 77 Biden, Democrats losing ground with independent and suburban voters: poll Bipartisan Senate group discusses changes to election law MORE the chance to appoint a second judge," the newspaper tweeted with an image of its cover, which includes Trump holding a gavel. "An early look at Thursday's front..."
Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement, giving President Trump the chance to appoint a second judge. https://t.co/bYil5UUR4O— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) June 27, 2018
An early look at Thursday's front... pic.twitter.com/sMqbfavkXY
The cover will hit newsstands a day after Kennedy announced he'd retire — a move that will allow Trump to nominate his second Supreme Court Justice since taking office. Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch in 2017.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSchumer requests Senate briefing on Ukraine amid Russia tensions Bipartisan Senate group discusses changes to election law There is a bipartisan path forward on election and voter protections MORE (R-Ky.) said he's planning for the Senate to vote on Trump's next nomination by the fall.
But Democratic lawmakers slammed McConnell's statement as hypocritical following Republicans' successful attempt to delay confirming former President Obama's Supreme Court nominee in 2016 until after the presidential election. Democrats on Wednesday urged the GOP leader to wait until after the midterm elections to hold hearings.
Trump will choose a nominee from an already released short list of 25 names.
“There are certain names that are just outstanding, names that you already know, to be honest with you,” Trump said.