Hugh Hewitt: Expect Fireworks—but Also Expect a Confirmation

Voters who do not want to be ruled by unelected judges want President Trump to nominate and the Republican Senate to confirm the next Supreme Court justice.

If Democrats deploy outrageous delaying tactics such as conducting a sham impeachment—as Speaker Nancy Pelosi has hinted at, the Republican Senate majority should simply dispense with hearings and hold a vote.

The history on this is clear: Presidents have a long record of filling such slots when their party controls the Senate. The fact that Democrats are upset that Trump gets to make another appointment to the court doesn’t change history or amend the Constitution.

All the nominees we’ve seen put forward are highly qualified.

The GOP should not be intimidated by the Manhattan-Beltway media elites into failing to meet this challenge. Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham are ready.

Yes: Expect fireworks—but also expect a confirmation.