Sen. Cardin: Trump Should Replace Kavanaugh with a ‘Consensus Nominee’ Like Merrick Garland

‘If the president has a truly open process...goes through the normal vetting process in the Judiciary Committee so we know everything about it, then I think there is a much better chance that we could get a consensus nomination confirmed by the Senate’

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BLITZER: “Is there anyone President Trump could nominate for the Supreme Court that could earn your support?”

CARDIN: “Oh, absolutely. If he goes through the regular process of consulting with senators before he makes the nomination, if he opens up his list beyond just two groups that have designed agenda for the Supreme Court, the Federalist Society, that’s a wrong way to do it. If the President has a truly open process, as every other president has used, goes through the normal vetting process in the Judiciary Committee so we know everything about it, then I think there is a much better chance that we could get a consensus nomination confirmed by the Senate. That’s exactly what president Obama did with Merrick Garland. He brought about a consensus candidate. He easily could have been confirmed. Problem was, Mitch McConnell wouldn’t bring it up for a vote.”

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