A Fox News panel on Friday got heated when guest Jake Macoby, a speechwriter for former Attorney General Eric Holder, said that Republicans have no right to complain about obstructing Supreme Court nominees given how they treated Merrick Garland.
While debating with Lisa Boothe and Kennedy on Fox’s “Outnumbered,” Macoby invoked Garland to remind conservatives that they in the past have had no problem with keeping Supreme Court seats open.
“A president nominated a person for the Supreme Court and they held it open for a year!” he said.
Boothe then ranted about former Vice President Joe Biden supposedly establishing a precedent that Supreme Court justices don’t get confirmed in presidential election years, even though no such precedent existed before 2016.
“I’m sorry, we spent a year waiting for the Senate to take up Merrick Garland’s nomination,” he said. “They never did — this process, from beginning to end, has taken three months.”
Kennedy then interjected to accuse Democrats of wanting to avenge Garland’s treatment by spiking Kavanaugh’s nomination.
“If you’re talking about vengeance for Merrick Garland — which, obviously, from Chuck Schumer’s statement the moment Brett Kavanaugh was announced, and if you go through every thing Democrats have thrown at this judge, whether it’s valid or completely invalid, it’s been all about revenge!” she said.
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Trump is completely melting down — here are the 6 craziest tweets he’s made just this morning
China's decision to slap new tariffs on $75 billion worth of American goods on Friday sent President Donald Trump into a downward mental spiral, as he was reduced to tweeting out unhinged orders and proclamations while the stock market has been plummeting downward.
On Friday morning, the president sent out a string of angry and nonsensical tweets that included attacks on the Chinese government and his own Federal Reserve chairman, as well as bizarre new orders to postal carriers.
Below, we'll recap the six craziest things Trump tweeted on Friday morning alone.
1.) Trump declares his own Federal Reserve chairman to be an "enemy." Trump was very angry that Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell did not immediately order deep interest rate cuts to combat a potential economic downturn, and the president was not shy about denouncing him in very pointed terms.
George Conway fears Trump is ‘psychologically decompensating before our very eyes’
President Donald Trump spent Friday morning melting down on Twitter as he watches bad economic news pour in, and conservative attorney George Conway worries he's suffering a mental breakdown.
Economists have been sounding alarms about a possible recession ahead of the 2020 election, and Trump has been alternately insisting things are fine while also trying to lay blame for a downturn at the feet of his political enemies.
Trump snapped at his own Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell, who has resisted pressure by the president to lower interest rates, and attacked Chinese leader Xi Jinping over a new round of tariffs in an escalating trade war.
Fox’s Chris Wallace stunned as ‘flailing’ Trump tries to order around US companies while the stock market plunges
Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace seemed stunned by a series of angry tweets from Donald Trump on Friday morning, first attacking Fed Chair Jerome Powell for not lowering interest rates than exploding at China over a new round of tariffs.
Speaking with host Sandra Smith, Wallace sat and listened as she read off the president's Twitter complaints about economic events beyond his control, including one telling U.S. companies to take their manufacturing business elsewhere.
"We are just all learning of this at the same time, but the best I can tell, the American president can’t order U.S. companies how they’re going to do their sales and where they’re going to have their supply chains," Wallace lectured. "We have a free-market capitalist system."