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Harris says Trump should be in ‘timeout’ from appointing a Supreme Court justice

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that President Trump should be in “timeout” from appointing Supreme Court nominees while under impeachment proceedings.

Harris was asked on the “Iowa Starting Line Podcast” whether she thought a president undergoing impeachment inquiries be permitted to nominate Supreme Court justices.

“That’s a great question,” she responded. “I think he should be put on a timeout across the board.”

Trump has garnered strong support from conservatives through his judicial nominations, with the GOP-controlled Senate confirming the vast majority of his nominees.

The Republican Senate has also confirmed Trump’s two Supreme Court nominees, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. The high court began its new session on Monday.

{mosads}Harris also told the podcast that Congress needs to “do everything possible” to protect whistleblowers from the president.

“He is clearly committing crimes in plain view,” she said. “He has engaged in suppression of evidence. He has intimidated witnesses. He is creating fear.”

An impeachment inquiry began after it was revealed that Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to “look into” former Vice President Joe Biden, Trump’s potential 2020 opponent.

The phone conversation between the leaders came to light after a whistleblower report was filed in the intelligence community.

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