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🚨 #BREAKING: @realDonaldTrump has nominated #BrettKavanaugh to the #SCOTUS seat vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy. 👎🏾 #SaveSCOTUS #WhatsAtStake🚨
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Judge #Kavanaugh has been on the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit for over 10 years. He's a member of the Federalist Society. (@FedSoc) (yikes!)
Let's take a look at his record! 🧐 #WhatsAtStake #SaveSCOTUS
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ICYMI: The Federalist Society is “a group of conservatives and libertarians dedicated to reforming the current legal order.” #SCOTUS nominee #BrettKavanaugh is a member. Fun!
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I don't think we should wait because of the midterm. We should want to kill the #McConnellStandard, not cement it forever.

We should delay the nomination because the Mueller investigation is ongoing and Trump choosing a judge to rule on the result would be legalized obstruction.
And FYI: no, the issue is not that Trump could exonerate himself. Mueller already said he'll defer to DOJ precedent and won't indict Trump directly.

The issue is that Trump is likely to try to pardon his allies to shut down the probe. And if he does, that will go to SCOTUS.
I don't necessarily believe in a blanket rule that no POTUS under investigation should be allowed to pick judges.

But I believe if that case centers on obstruction of justice, THAT is dangerous. Naming a justice now would effectively give Trump full power over the rule of law.
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