White House Hits Back Against Senate Democrats For Blocking Unnamed SCOTUS Nominee

Posted: Jan 30, 2017 2:59 PM

Senate Democrats, led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, vowed Monday to block President Donald Trump's nomination for the Supreme Court. They did so despite not knowing who that person will be, because the individual Trump has chosen hasn't been announced yet.

The White House is hitting back at Democrat plans, reminding Americans Trump is facing more obstruction than any other president in recent history, particularly when it comes to cabinet nominations and confirmations. 

"President Trump faces obstructionism not faced by previous presidents," the White House press office released along with a chart. 


White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer argued the Supreme Court announcement, which was originally scheduled for Thursday, was moved to Tuesday night simply because Trump "wanted to." He said it wasn't moved to change the subject after a controversial weekend. 

Trump is expected to name U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Hardiman or U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away last year.