Update: Elizabeth Warren Saves Trump

In yesterday’s blog posting, Thinking Man noted how Sen. Elizabeth Warren took a shot at the Chief Justice, who presides over impeachment hearings in the Senate. Warren formally submitted a question asking if the Chief Justice had damaged the credibility of the Supreme Court by the way the Senate ran the proceedings (of course the Chief Justice has nothing to do with the Senate rules and could not even answer the question-the Democratic House Manager answered on his behalf and defended him).

BUT what Warren did do by her obvious tantrum because she was not getting her way, was to irritate some of her Senate colleagues. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) released a statement saying that it had “become clear some of my colleagues intend to further politicize this process, and drag the Supreme Court into the fray, while attacking the Chief Justice. I will not stand for nor support that effort. ”

Murkowski, who reportedly was going to vote to call witnesses changed her vote, because her vote would have meant a 50-50 tie which would have put the Chief Justice as the tie-breaker, and she said she did not want to put the Chief Justice in the position for further criticism.

Warren’s tantrum was probably an effort to help her faltering Presidential campaign, which apparently was more important than the cause she says she supports

 

On Impeachment Of The President

Of course, the big news this week is that the House voted for only the third time in our country’s history to impeach the President. Actually, the impeachment hearings have been the big news for the last several weeks, understandably overshadowing almost everything else. News that would normally be the lead story has been pushed to the back pages.

Yet, nothing from Thinking Man’s Politics…until now. Why?  Because, frankly, Thinking Man is pretty disappointed in what has been going on. Continue reading “On Impeachment Of The President”

Five Candidates For President Declare Winning Is More Important Than Anything

This week, five Democratic Presidential candidates, announced that winning was more important than justice and the Constitution. Continue reading “Five Candidates For President Declare Winning Is More Important Than Anything”

When Supreme Court Justices Don’t Fit Their Mold

If you remember the last confirmation hearings for Supreme Court justice nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, you will remember the uproar that his nomination meant that the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) would be packed with Trump nominees that would march in lock-step and would radically alter the balance of power.

An editorial from USA Today, a fairly consistently liberal newspaper, shared details of a study that showed quite the opposite. Continue reading “When Supreme Court Justices Don’t Fit Their Mold”