Joe Biden and the Democrats have thus far failed to ram through the highest priorities on their radical agenda.
West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin has been the biggest thorn in their plans.
But Joe Manchin just hinted at a legacy-changing stand he’ll take on a top Biden priority.
One of the most-lasting legacies of the Trump Presidency was confirmation of his three Supreme Court Justices of the United States in just four years in the White House.
With SCOTUS Justice Stephen Breyer’s impending retirement, President Joe Biden will soon nominate a pick for the High Court.
But one Democrat is putting a crimp in Biden’s plans.
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin is saying he will not vote to support a Biden SCOTUS nominee if one comes to the Senate floor close to the 2024 election.
“If it comes a week or two weeks before like it did with our last Supreme Court nominee, I think that’s a time it should go to the next election,” West Virginia’s Senior Senator said.
Sen. Manchin maintains his stance is intellectually consistent.
When former President Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Manchin voted against her.
ACB was nominated with more than a month remaining before the 2020 presidential election.
While voting against Barrett, Manchin pointed out he had backed her previous nominations for other judicial positions.
Much to the dismay of President Biden and the Democrat party, Manchin believes it would be hypocritical for him to support a move by Biden when he opposed the same effort by Trump.
Biden and the woke Left are already furious with Manchin over his refusal to vote for the President’s “Build Back Better” boondoggle social spending bill.
By the end of the month, Biden is expected to name a black woman as his first SCOTUS nominee.
And it may be the bumbling, stumbling Chief Executive’s only High Court pick.
Much like Manchin, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said he will block Supreme Court confirmations if a vacancy opened up before the 2024 presidential election.
And that’s not just bluster. The GOP has a great opportunity to take back the Senate majority in the 2022 Midterms, which could put McConnell back in his old Majority Leader post.
Additionally, McConnell has done the same thing in the past.
Back in 2016, McConnell and the Republican led Senate blocked then-President Barack Obama’s third SCOTUS nominee, now-Attorney General Merrick Garland’s confirmation.
Democrats and their Big Media allies complained of McConnell’s maneuver being unprecedented, but that’s hardly the case.
The fact is, nominating a judge to the Supreme Court during election years is standard practice for sitting presidents – happening 29 times in modern U.S. history.
And almost every time one party holds both the White House and the Senate, that judge is confirmed.
Whereas, when the legislative and executive branches are of opposite parties, the nominee is almost always rejected or not brought up for consideration.
Manchin’s latest rebuke of President Biden is a massive setback to a President who seems almost obsessed with his future legacy.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.