On CNN Saturday, Democratic strategist Robert Zimmerman tore into GOP counterpart Alice Stewart for defending the GOP’s Supreme Court power grab.
“I think it’s important that [Republicans] proceed without delay on this,” said Stewart. “They have the constitutional obligation to do so. And the Senate and in this administration. They also have historical precedent, given the timeline, this can be done. Many have been done in a much shorter time frame, as well as voters voted Republicans to control the Senate.”
“I have to ask Alice, where was that constitutional obligation when President Obama nominated Merrick Garland?” said Zimmerman. “Of course the Republicans said it would be inappropriate, it was too close to a presidential election. Let’s understand … she is being chosen by Donald Trump and Mike Pence because they want to fill that Supreme Court, because they’re going to be election challenges coming up and they want to make sure they have a vote that’s going to rig the court in their favor.”
“This is a tragic move if they nominate — if they fill this position right before the election,” added Zimmerman. “Because it, in fact, compromises the integrity of the court and this judicial nominee should, in fact, recuse herself from any discussions about the presidential election because she’s being nominated for the purpose of helping Donald Trump’s re-election.”
Trump’s ‘attempted purge’ of late ballots could screw over military voters: CNN’s John Avlon
CNN's John Avlon on Friday explained how President Donald Trump's attempts to stop late-arriving ballots from being counted could screw over the same military voters who largely backed him four years ago.
During one of his "Reality Check" segments, Avlon cited the president's recent remarks about how he hoped the Supreme Court would cut off counting ballots on the day after election day.
"Hopefully, the few states remaining that want to take a lot of time after November 3rd to count ballots, that won't be allowed by the various courts," the president said this week.
Avlon, however, argued that this could backfire on the president.
‘I’ve got a jail cell’: Trump and his ‘goons’ threatened with arrest by angry Philly DA if they disrupt Election Day
In a very blunt warning on CNN on Friday morning, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner served notice to Donald Trump that a jail cell awaits him if he keeps encouraging his rabid followers to interfere with voters on Election Day.
Speaking with host Alisyn Camerota, Krasner was asked about a tweet he directed at the president this past week and what message he was trying to send to Trump when he wrote, "I've got something for you."
"That means I've got a jail cell and I've got criminal charges and you can stand in front of a Philadelphia jury, which, by the way, is a diverse jury, and you can explain why you thought it was okay to come to Philly and steal our votes. This is the birthplace of democracy and we are not doing this -- wannabe fascists stay home," Krasner explained.
‘Just incompetent’: CNN doctor reads Trump the riot act after US hits record COVID cases
Novel coronavirus cases in the United States hit a record high on Thursday, as numbers released by the COVID-19 Tracking Project show more than 88,000 new infections.
CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner on Friday slammed President Donald Trump for ignoring the record surge in cases and continuing to insist that America has "rounded the corner" on dealing with the disease.