October 13, 2018

Schumer cuts deal with Republicans for rightwing judges

Truthout - With progressives still mobilized and angrier than ever following Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s successful confirmation to the Supreme Court amid credible sexual assault allegations, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) provided further cause for fury — and added to already deafening calls for new leadership in the Democratic Party — by cutting a deal behind closed doors with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to fast-track 15 more of Trump’s right-wing judges to lifetime federal court positions.

“Make no mistake, today was yet another step in the GOP’s takeover of our courts, stacking the deck against women and families at every level. Immediately following Kavanaugh’s confirmation and all of the energy and despair around it, this deal is especially painful,” NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue said in a statement.



Anonymous said...

If Schumer cut the deal then it is both the Dems & Repubs that are doing this.

Anonymous said...

This is why the whole idea of a "two party system" is such a complete farce.