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THE GOP, THE SENATE RACES, AND JUDGES

I have a new piece up asking why Republicans have not made a bigger deal of the judges issue in Senate races this year.  It’s baffling.  The issue of judicial nominations is huge for the GOP base, and even the loss of a few Senate seats, much less of the entire Senate, could be disastrous for the president’s nominees.  Just look at what Joe Biden, a top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on CBS yesterday.  He was asked if Democrats “close the gap in the Senate, even if they don’t take control, what will be the difference in it — in the American peoples’ lives?” Biden answered:

Well, I think one of the things they’ll see different if the Senate gap is closed, you’ll not see many more right-wing nominees for the Supreme Court. I think that will, I think the president will have to go a more moderate route on choices for the Supreme Court, if there are any.

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