Democratic Party leaders are “threatening … to upend every precedent we have ever had” in the political battle over choosing a successor to late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Fox News host Sean Hannity said Monday.
The “Hannity” host cited statements by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. that “nothing is off the table” if a nominee is confirmed before the election and Democrats take control of the Senate next year.
Hannity then called out out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who declined on Sunday to rule out impeaching the president in order to stall the confirmation process.
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“We have our options. We have arrows in our quiver that I’m not about to discuss right now, but the fact is we have a big challenge in our country,” she told ABC’s “This Week.”
“Arrows in the quiver, wow, OK, here we go … The Democratic strategy is clear, it is predictable, and it is dangerous,” Hannity responded. “Democrats, the media mob, their state-run TV across the country, their allies all over, they want to upend our entire system of precedent, the entire thing.
“They’re throwing a massive temper tantrum, they’re smearing President Trump, they will absolutely vilify any nominee,” he added. “This is now a common practice for Democrats. It’s actually a term. We call it Borking after what Senate Democrats did to Judge Robert Bork [in 1987].
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“Similar disgusting, baseless smear campaigns were conducted against Justice Clarence Thomas [in 1991],” Hannity continued. “We watched the repulsive statements and actions more recently with Justice [Brett] Kavanaugh.
“No matter who the president nominates, no matter who is qualified or how qualified or how reputable he or she — apparently a she — will be, Democrats will wage a smear, slander, besmirchment campaign the likes of which this country has never seen. What do they care? They’ve only dragged the country through the mud for four years.”