On CNN Saturday, Center for Politics director Larry Sabato said that Democrats would be “hopping mad” over the Supreme Court issue — and would exact revenge on Republicans if they fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat by expanding the size of the Supreme Court.
“Are you saying that, should the Republicans be successful in getting a nominee approved, and perhaps then Joe Biden is elected president, you think there would be a serious effort to expand the court, so as to offset that which just took place?” asked CNN host Michael Smerconish.
“Yeah, as long as the Democrats also control the Senate and House,” said Sabato. “It’s just an act of Congress. So, yes, that will happen. And Democrats are already saying they want an extra one for what was done to Merrick Garland. And they want one now for what’s being done to the Ginsburg seat. And they want one for a spare. They want a spare. They want three.”
“I’m not saying that will actually happen. I’m not saying it’s the right thing to do. We’ll have to see how it develops,” said Sabato. “But I do think there will be a strong partisan effort to do that, to pay the Republicans back for what they’ve done.”
Trump is closing the campaign by telling America to ‘drop dead’: CNN’s Paul Begala
President Donald Trump is still claiming that America has "rounded the corner" on the novel coronavirus pandemic even as infections over the weekend surged to record highs.
CNN political analyst Paul Begala on Monday argued that Trump's efforts to pretend the pandemic is no longer a problem were falling flat, and he said seniors in particular were moving away from the president.
Begala also shredded White House chief of staff Mark Meadows for saying the administration isn't even trying to contain the pandemic.
‘Lindsey Graham is in trouble!’ Jaime Harrison gloats as Pence scrambles to save endangered GOP senator
South Carolina Democratic Senate hopeful Jaime Harrison on Monday gloated that his opponent, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), was scrambling to rescue his campaign just one week before the 2020 election.
While appearing on CNN, Harrison argued that Vice President Mike Pence wouldn't be parachuting into South Carolina this week to stump for Graham if the campaign were confident in his chances.
"You know, I don't think I'm old enough to remember the last time a presidential candidate or vice presidential candidate traveled to South Carolina in the last week of an election," he said. "When he has to call in that type of favor, it says that Lindsey Graham is in trouble, that he's going to lose his race!"
Trump has ‘no closing argument’ — and he wastes time at rallies ranting about toilets: Politico reporter
Heading into the last week of the 2020 presidential race, President Donald Trump is still trailing Democratic rival Joe Biden, which is forcing the president to hold campaign rallies at a breakneck pace.
Appearing on CNN Monday, Politico reporter Ryan Lizza argued that Trump's campaign rallies this year aren't delivering the kind of concentrated punch that they delivered late in the 2016 race, when Hillary Clinton was struggling amid the fallout of former FBI director James Comey's infamous letter about newly discovered emails relating to her tenure at the State Department.