It’s done. The day is here. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy announced he’s retiring. It will be effective on July 31. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said a vote to fill the vacancy would occur this fall, providing an extra incentive for Republican to turn out and vote in the 2018 elections. As you can imagine, the Left is having a full-blown meltdown. We’re primed to have a solid conservative majority on the Supreme Court.
So, just watching MSNBC right now, juveniles might be executed, abortion rights are going to be rolled back, and America is going to descend into the dark ages. Of course, this is all dubious and most if it pure crap. Over at the Democratic National Committee, panic gripped staffers. Politico’sDavid Siders tweeted about the chaos that erupted over this DNC conference call (via NTK Network):
“Justice Anthony Kennedy has just announced that he’s retiring,” one person told the group.
“Ohhhh!” one person yelled out.
“Oh my God,” another exclaimed.
“Not that he’s done us any good on these recent decisions, but he was the one who was usually persuadable,” one person lamented.
The Trump White House said that the next Supreme Court justice is on this list, and that the search to fill this vacancy will begin immediately. It should be noted that Judge Thomas Hardiman of the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals is on the list. He was the runner-up during the search to fill the Scalia vacancy; now-Justice Neil Gorsuch ended up being the nominee.
DNC Rules committee meeting interrupted by news of Justice Kennedy's retirement. Cries of ‘Ohh’ and ‘Oh my God.’ ‘This is not good news.'— David Siders (@davidsiders) June 27, 2018
How it sounded inside a DNC committee meeting the moment Justice Kennedy’s retirement was announced pic.twitter.com/6S9uO2JGzQ— David Siders (@davidsiders) June 27, 2018
SCOTUS Wars are about to erupt again. Let’s get this done!