Saturday, April 8, 2017

Politico: Trump White House Is Getting Things Ready For A Second SCOTUS Vacancy This morning Judge Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. For such a non-controversial figure, Gorsuch experienced the full might of the Democratic Party’s attack machine. Still sour at Senate Republicans blocking Merrick Garland, Obama’s first pick to fill the vacancy left by the late Antonin Scalia, through the Biden rule—the Left was determined to stop Gorsuch at all costs. Despite having broad support from across the spectrum in the legal scholar realm—Obama’s former solicitor general supported his nomination—and the highest rating from the American Bar Association, Democrats formed a united front to stop him. They had the votes to block Gorsuch through a procedural hurdle, denying Senate Republicans the 60 votes needed to invoke cloture and move to the final confirmation vote. As a result, Senate Republicans nuked the rules, allowing for Gorsuch to be confirmed by a simple majority. Not liking someone because a Republican president nominated him or her isn’t a good enough reason to block a judge. Democrats learned that the hard way.

Now, should a second vacancy occur, a) Republicans will not have as much trouble to confirm this person; and b) the composition of the Court could become more decidedly conservative. This is why it was probably best for the Democrats to keep their powder dry, but we’ve crossed that bridge. Even right now, the Trump White House is preparing to set the groundwork for that second vacancy and to fill as many as 100 vacancies in the federal court system. The rumor is that Justice Anthony Kennedy is set to retire shortly and that Gorsuch’s confirmation would be the signal that his seat would be in good hands. Apparently, both Trump and Kennedy’s children are creating this back channel of communication, as Don. Jr. and Kennedy’s son, Justin, know each other. Politico had more:

Russia Responds: Airstrikes on Syria Put U.S. on Path to Military Clashes With The Kremlin Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev isn't mincing words in his public response to U.S. missile strikes on a Syrian air base used by President Bashir al-Assad. Medvedev warns the actions, taken in response to a chemical attack on innocent civilians earlier this week, puts America on a path to a military clash with the Kremlin.

"That’s it. The last remaining election fog has lifted. Instead of an overworked statement about a joint fight against the biggest enemy, ISIS (the Islamic State), the Trump administration proved that it will fiercely fight the legitimate Syrian government, in a tough contradiction with international law and without UN approval, in violation of its own procedures stipulating that the Congress must first be notified of any military operation unrelated to aggression against the US. On the verge of a military clash with Russia," Medvedev released in a statement.

"Nobody is overestimating the value of pre-election promises but there must be limits of decency.

Beyond that is absolute mistrust. Which is really sad for our now completely ruined relations. And which is good news for terrorists."

"One more thing. This military action is a clear indication of the US President’s extreme dependency on the opinion of the Washington establishment, the one that the new president strongly criticised in his inauguration speech. Soon after his victory, I noted that everything would depend on how soon Trump’s election promises would be broken by the existing power machine. It took only two and a half months," he continued.

The United States gave the Russians ample warning about the incoming strikes in order to allow Russian military to get out of the way.

Meanwhile, a Russian warship is headed toward the two U.S. Navy destroyers that launched the missile strikes last night from the Mediterranean Sea.

Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi endorse Trump’s attack in Syria
By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch

That in itself ought to give Trump pause. They haven’t suddenly decided to become generous and bipartisan. They are, if anything, consistent. Trump is now working from the Obama playbook, aiding jihad groups as he did, and so the Democrats couldn’t be more pleased. At last he is presidential. But he is betraying the promises […]
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Nikki Haley Tells U.N. More U.S. Military Action in Syria Possible

Syria strikesU.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told a tense United Nations assembly on Friday that America would indeed take more action in Syria, if necessary.

“The United States took a very measured step last night,” she said, referring to President Donald Trump’s ordered missile strikes against a Syrian airbase. “We are prepared to do more, but we hope that will not be necessary.”

The U.S. attack came after a chemical weapons attack on Syrian citizens left more than 70 dead, including women and children.

America and the United Nations said the chemical weapons were unleashed by Syria’s president, Bashar Assad. But Assad and Russia both denied that and said the chemicals were unleashed during an air strike against a rebel facility that was used to make the weapons.

Meanwhile, Russia has come out swinging against the U.S. strike.

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