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WATCH: Democrat Senator Demands Supreme Court Nominee Recuse Himself If Confirmed

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) demanded on Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee commit to recusing himself on matters related to the president’s financial matters or the Russia investigation before any senator considers voting to confirm him to the Supreme Court.

Blumenthal’s comments came after Trump nominated D.C. Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

“I’m a no on this nominee,” Blumenthal said during a press conference at the Supreme Court. “My colleagues should be a no on this nominee unless Judge Kavanaugh specifically commits that he will recuse himself on any issues that involve President Trump’s personal financial dealings or the special counsel.”

“He would be the swing vote,” Blumenthal continued. “Judge Kavanaugh, if he is a justice, would be the swing vote in deciding whether he can pardon himself — get out of jail free pass. That’s the accountability that will be lost if Judge Kavanaugh is confirmed. Likewise, whether he can be called before a grand jury — whether he can be indicted while he is still president.”

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8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. John J Doolan

    July 11, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    How about Blumenthal resigning for all of the lies about his military service?!

  2. Brenda

    July 11, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Recuse?? From what? You all have lost your minds!! I don’t think you’re in any position to make demands on anyone!! He’s gonna be confirmed and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it!! Stop throwing your little temper tantrums and do your job!!

    • Arlin

      July 11, 2018 at 1:21 pm

      Ditto

  3. [email protected]

    July 11, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Brenda’s said it all– very nicely I might add!!!!

  4. RLester1967

    July 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    What a ignorant statement from an ignorant member of congress…
    To give a blanket recuse statement would be without forethought of cases which could be brought before the court and be interpreted differently by different people…
    The Honorable Judge should tell this guy to stuff it in his ass…..

  5. Bill

    July 11, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    Sen. Richard Blumenthal two minutes is up. Once the SCOTUS is confirmed, he will not get elected for obstructing EVERYTHING that Trump is doing. Trump is FOR America. If Blumenthal is against Trump, he is telling his constituents that he is against America. If I was in his state, I wouldn’t vote him, even if I was a die hard democrat just because they have no agenda in helping the state and/or America. Democrat only agenda is going against Trump and creating havoc and dissentment among America. Look how everything cried about keeping kids together with their family. NOW, they are saying, we want the right to KILL kids now. What a hypocrite!!

  6. Ahzz

    July 11, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    Sen. Dick Dumenthal is a TRUE ENEMY OF “REAL AMERICA!”

  7. paulette barrow

    July 12, 2018 at 12:49 am

    THIS ASSHAT REALLY NEEDS TO GO

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