How to create a ‘perfect clone’ of the new Supreme Court nominee
President Donald Trump has nominated Supreme Court Justice Courtney Stewart to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court.
She replaces Antonin Scalia, who died last week.
She has a 5-4 conservative majority and the backing of Senate Republicans, who have long resisted a filibuster for a Supreme Court justice.
But there’s been a major shift among conservatives.
They say Stewart is a perfect clone of Antonin and that she should get a vote.
It’s been reported that she has ties to former Trump presidential adviser Roger Stone.
The Supreme Court is in a rare situation, a party that has controlled both chambers for more than 40 years now, and the Senate Republicans are eager to confirm her as the next justice, even if it means breaking a long-standing tradition of not using the filibuster.
But the political calculus is complicated.
The Senate has until Jan. 6 to confirm a nominee for a lifetime appointment, and conservatives say that’s not enough time to get a nominee up for a vote with a solid majority.
Stewart’s nomination comes on the heels of Trump’s decision to nominate Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange as the replacement for Scalia.
Strange, a former judge, is a conservative, a critic of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law.
Trump has been vocal in his criticism of the Senate, particularly on the issue of Supreme Court nominees.
His pick for the Supreme Justice post is not the first time he’s criticized the Senate.
During his campaign, he questioned whether he would get confirmation if Democrats controlled the Senate and said they should “lock her up.”
“They have no control over the Senate,” Trump said during an interview with The Washington Post in February.
Democrats have tried to push back on Trump’s calls for a more conservative Supreme Court since the election, and they’re not happy about the Supreme Senate nomination.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Tuesday that Republicans “are just going to be voting against Supreme Court nominations all the time.
I would be very surprised if we don’t see one or two votes against any Supreme Court nomination.””
And the Democrats want the Republicans to lock down the Supreme Courts for 50 years,” Schumer said.
While some conservatives have criticized Stewart for being an anti-abortion activist, her views on abortion have been fairly consistent.
Stewart voted in favor of overturning Roe v.
Wade in 1989.
But it wasn’t until her confirmation hearing that Republicans were able to cast a “no” vote.
In fact, there was no opposition to her nomination, even though some Republicans, including some who were in opposition to Trump’s pick for Supreme Court, voted to confirm Stewart.
“We are all in agreement on the court’s role in advancing reproductive freedom and the sanctity of life,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said at her confirmation hearings, according to The Washington Times.
In a statement to The Associated Press, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R, Utah) said that Stewart “has the experience and the temperament to be the best justice in our nation’s history.”
“I believe she will bring the best possible jurisprudence to the Court,” Hatch said.
Stewart has worked for decades to block abortion rights.
In 2015, she led a lawsuit against Arizona lawmakers who attempted to limit abortion access by restricting abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
She joined other women’s groups to argue that Arizona should be able to force women to undergo surgery after 20 or 30 weeks, if they have a risk of dying in childbirth.
Republicans have accused Democrats of pushing Stewart to vote for the healthcare law that was signed into law last year, because she opposed it.
Stewart joined the Senate on the first day of the session in 2017, voting to pass the bill.
Some Republicans say Stewart will make a good Supreme Court pick, but she’s a divisive figure who could alienate some conservatives who support a strong conservative majority.
“She has not had a lot of experience as a Supreme Justice and a court justice, so I think that could be a problem,” Sen, Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) told Politico.
“The Democrats are going to have a difficult time coming up with a nominee that is not as conservative and as much of a liberal as she would be.”
Democrats and conservatives have been pushing for a replacement for Antonin, a conservative who died in November of heart failure.
But while Stewart is viewed as a moderate, she’s also seen as a liberal who voted to allow gay marriage and opposed efforts to expand Medicaid, the health care program for low-income people.
There are a number of ways to fill the Supreme, and Democrats are still working to figure out which one they will support.
Stewart is likely to face some opposition from some Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is expected to vote on the nomination on Tuesday.