While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SN) have made it clear that they plan to rush through a Supreme Court nomination whether Donald Trump wins reelection or not, some advisers to the president fear that this could result in a wipe out of the Republican Party.
According to CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta, Republicans fear that rushing through a Supreme Court pick would turn into a disaster.
“Selecting a new Supreme Court justice before the election could be risky for the president,” said Acosta. “A GOP source close to the process said some aides to the president and some Republican lawmakers worry that ramming through a new justice could backfire with voters, costing the party both the White House and the Senate at the same time. As this source put it, as much as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is fixated on the Supreme Court, he cares about his majority in the Senate much more than that.”
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