- Timmy Thick blasted for saying the N-word in comeback video Today 9:11 AM
- Netflix’s ‘The Confession Killer’ is a devastating and well-built portrait of a con artist Today 8:00 AM
- Swipe This! I’m ashamed to tell anyone about my online shopping habit Today 6:00 AM
- UPS facing backlash for thanking police after employee killed in shootout Saturday 5:02 PM
- Sanders campaign fires staffer after anti-Semitic, homophobic tweets surface Saturday 3:13 PM
- Brother Nature was attacked, says everyone just watched with phones out Saturday 2:45 PM
- Ryan Reynolds’ gin company hires Peloton wife for ad Saturday 1:24 PM
- Ex-vegan YouTuber accused of fraud after following meat-only diet Saturday 1:11 PM
- The 15 best Disney+ hidden gems and deep cuts Saturday 12:23 PM
- Everyone in GoFundMe scam involving homeless veteran has now pleaded guilty Saturday 12:06 PM
- Boy invites kindergarten class to his adoption–and people are emotional Saturday 11:56 AM
- Reddit links leaked trade deal documents to Russian campaign Saturday 10:44 AM
- How to stream Alistair Overeem vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik Saturday 8:30 AM
- Amazon sends customers condoms and soap instead of Nintendo Switch Saturday 8:28 AM
- How to live stream Jermall Charlo vs. Dennis Hogan Saturday 8:00 AM
As soon as Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, people on Twitter naively requested that President Donald Trump nominate Merrick Garland in his place (to own the libs!). Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) just did the same thing.
Schumer “privately urged” Trump to nominate Garland in a phone call this week that lasted fewer than five minutes, the Washington Post reports. Former President Barack Obama nominated Garland ahead of the 2016 election, but Republicans in the Senate blocked the position until Trump could place a conservative on the court. Centrists, including Schumer, seem to think he still has a chance.
Per the Post‘s source, Schumer told Trump that Garland’s nomination would “unite the country.” He also reminded the president of the issues at stake, including abortion rights under Roe v. Wade and Obamacare.
Meanwhile, Trump is dwindling down his shortlist for picks. NPR reports that his top two are Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who has connections to former President George W. Bush and isn’t socially conservative enough for some, and Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who’s known for her Catholicism but hasn’t written many opinions. Judge Raymond Kethledge, who has a tight record of conservative rulings, is also in the mix.
It seems Trump has far from made up his mind, and it’s possible he could name others before a final decision is made. But he sure as heck won’t be naming Garland.
H/T Washington Post
Kris Seavers is the IRL editor for the Daily Dot. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.