Former Arkansas Gov.
Mike Huckabee, who is being considered for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Al Franken, has become one of the most prominent voices pushing the Trump administration to delay the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
The former governor is now the co-chair of a new group that seeks to delay Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
It’s called The Future of America.
But for Huckabee, that means all the future is now.
“I don’t think it’s about the present,” he said at a campaign event Wednesday in Iowa.
“It’s about how we build the future.”
That future, according to Huckabee, is more likely to be the future of America than anything else.
Huckabee said he believes “our future is better than the past,” and he sees a world in which the future will be “more vibrant, more vibrant than the present.”
Huckabee was in the audience when Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., announced she would vote against the nomination.
“You’re going to see a lot of people in this country that are going to be able to say, ‘I’m going to vote for my son and my daughter in 2020, instead of the Senate Republican, the Senate Democratic nominee,’ ” Murray said.
Huckabee told Murray, “I have a vision for America.”
But for now, Huckabee says, he sees “our destiny” as the future.
“This is about the next 100 years,” Huckabee said.
“Our children and grandchildren are the future, and we are the custodians of that.”
But as Trump moves toward an all-out war on women, it’s unclear how far his war on the Supreme, women, and minorities will go.
The president has repeatedly denied sexual misconduct allegations against him, and he has not yet decided how to proceed on the nomination process.
He has not said whether he would seek a stay of the Supreme court’s order that requires a two-thirds majority to confirm any Supreme Court nominee.
But if he did try to stall Kavanaugh’s nomination, he could face strong resistance from the Democratic base.
In an interview with The Associated Press last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Trump is “stalling a vote on Supreme Court nominees, because he knows that they are going down in flames.”
But even if Democrats blocked the nomination, they could not block any Supreme court nominee from the Trump presidency.
The Republican-controlled Senate could confirm Gorsuch.
Democrats also could block the confirmation of any Trump appointee.
The Senate Judiciary Committee, which has the authority to block any judicial nominee, could do so.
But Democrats, with a majority of the seats in the chamber, would need to pass the 60-vote threshold to override the committee’s ruling.
If they did not, Republicans would have a 60-seat majority to stop a Supreme Court confirmation.
The Trump administration has argued that the GOP-controlled Congress cannot act unilaterally and thus should defer to the courts.
Democrats, for their part, have said that if Republicans are going ahead with their war on Trump’s agenda, they should do so in a way that doesn’t disrupt the judiciary, the president, or the country.
“We’re not going to take this any further,” White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler said Wednesday.
“So the president has a constitutional responsibility to make sure that we do everything we can to make this a smooth and orderly process.” “
Trump’s lawyers have said they plan to challenge the court’s ruling in the court of public opinion. “
So the president has a constitutional responsibility to make sure that we do everything we can to make this a smooth and orderly process.”
Trump’s lawyers have said they plan to challenge the court’s ruling in the court of public opinion.
But the fight is expected to be protracted.
While Republicans are united in their opposition to the nomination for Supreme Court, the President has indicated he could change his mind, and the President’s advisers have said Trump could choose a different nominee.
“If we go to a second vote on it, then we have a situation where we can make sure the president is going to get confirmed,” Trump’s lawyer, Alan Garten, told The New York Times on Monday.
“But if we go forward with the nomination at this point, it could cause a constitutional crisis for the administration.”
If the Supreme Senate agrees to delay confirmation, it will need to vote on the nominee by Thursday.
It would then have 60 days to decide whether to overturn the court ruling, with two-fifths of the senators voting against the nominee and four votes for him.
But there is a good chance that Senate Republicans could end up voting for Kavanaugh, who has the support of Senate Democrats.
Republicans control the Senate with 52 seats.
And the Democrats have enough seats to hold the Senate, but if Democrats block the nomination by a two to one margin, the Republican-led Senate could choose not to act.
If Democrats block