Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota, faces some ridicule for tweeting inadvertently claiming that President Trump should fill the vacancy in the Supreme Court.
Amid the ongoing battle on Capitol Hill over whether the Senate should confirm the SCOTUS nominee near the presidential election, both Republicans and Democrats are reversing the scenario they took in 2016 when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked the nomination. President Obama for Judge Merrick Garland.
However, while trying to argue that Americans should judge the nominees for the judiciary with their votes for president, Klobuchar distorted the execution in a Twitter post.
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“People elect the president; the president nominates justice. That’s how it works,” Klobuchar wrote.
Many conservatives enjoyed the rare agreement with the prominent Democrat.
“I agree and @realDonaldTrump is the president. I’m glad to have your support for this Amy,” said Donald Trump Jr.
“Does anyone want to tell her ?? … We humans chose @realdonaldTrump! #FillTheSeatNOW,” tweeted Doug Collins, R-Ga.
“I never thought I’d say that, but I agree with Amy Klobuchar,” said Trump’s Rapid Reaction Director Andrew Clark.
Klobuchar, a member of the Senate Justice Committee, followed her tweet about an hour later and offered some clarification.
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“People are voting VERY NOW to elect our president – this president must choose the next Supreme Court judge,” Klobuchar added.
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President Trump is expected to announce his SCOTUS nominee by the end of the week, and has repeatedly said he will choose a woman to fill the vacancy after Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.