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CNN's Toobin: Democrats are 'wimps' who won't 'have the guts' to add Supreme Court seats

CNN's Toobin: Democrats are 'wimps' who won't 'have the guts' to add Supreme Court seats
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Jeffrey Toobin ripped Democrats as “wimps” on Monday morning, with the CNN senior legal analyst asking if the party has "the guts to do anything" in response to President TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump, Jared Kusher's lawyer threatens to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' MORE's upcoming nomination of a Supreme Court justice to replace the late Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgMcConnell tees up Barrett nomination, setting up rare weekend session Jaime Harrison raises million in two weeks for South Carolina Senate bid Dozens of legal experts throw weight behind Supreme Court term limit bill MORE.

“Democrats are great about talking big, but we’ll see if he and the other Democrats have the guts to do anything," Toobin said, referring to Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerTrump announces opening of relations between Sudan and Israel Five takeaways on Iran, Russia election interference Pelosi calls Iran 'bad actor' but not equivalent to Russia on election interference MORE's (D-N.Y.) threat to retaliate against the GOP if Democrats win control of the Senate and White House on Nov. 3.

"If they retake control of the Senate, will they really add the two seats on the Supreme Court?” Toobin asked.

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Democrats have warned in recent days they will attempt to add more seats to the Supreme Court if they control the Senate, a prospect Toobin said he doubts will happen.

"They’re weak and they’re wimps and they’re afraid,” he said.

“There is a difference to how Democrats and Republicans go about these fights, and we’ll see if Democrats learn anything from Republicans here," Toobin added. "Yes, it’s interesting that Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerTrump announces opening of relations between Sudan and Israel Five takeaways on Iran, Russia election interference Pelosi calls Iran 'bad actor' but not equivalent to Russia on election interference MORE said nothing is off the table, but that’s not a commitment to do anything.”

President Trump said on "Fox & Friends" on Monday that he will announce his Supreme Court nomination on Friday or Saturday, with the president indicating he has a shortlist of five female nominees.

The president earlier left little doubt he will attempt to fill Ginsburg's vacant seat before Election Day on Nov. 3.

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"We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us, the most important of which has long been considered to be the selection of United States Supreme Court Justices," he wrote on Saturday to his more than 86 million Twitter followers. "We have this obligation, without delay!"