Senate Expert: Supreme Court Nomination One Of The Most Important Decisions US Senate Will Ever Have To Make

Published: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 9:29am
Updated: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 3:46pm
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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement announcement has led to speculation about who President Trump might nominate to replace him, as well as pressure from both the left and the right to either try to block or confirm that nominee.

The Show's guest, political author Ira Shapiro, calls this pending decision one of the most important the Senate will ever have to make, and he is calling on senators to insist on a nominee that can get 60 to 70 votes, rather than 51.

Shapiro is the author of two books on the U.S. Senate.

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