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Schumer threatens filibuster if Trump doesn’t pick ‘mainstream’ court candidate

Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) warned Sunday that Democrats would filibuster Donald Trump’s Supreme Court candidates if they are not “mainstream.” 

{mosads}”If he doesn’t nominate a mainstream candidate, we’re going to go at him with everything we’ve got … Because this is so, so important,” Schumer said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” 

While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had suggested doing away with the filibuster, Schumer said Republicans “don’t come with clean hands, having delayed Merrick Garland for a whole year.” 

President Obama nominated Garland to fill the vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia, but the Republican Senate blocked the nomination in hopes that a Republican would win the White House. 

When Trump takes office in January, he will almost certainly appoint a conservative nominee to fill the vacancy. 

 

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