Former Hillary Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon gave a revealing interview to The New York Times Wednesday, outlining activists’ plan to scuttle Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination and keep the Supreme Court seat vacant — and “out of Trump’s hands” — until 2020.
Fallon now headlines a group called “Demand Justice,” which, among other legislative priorities, is seeking revenge for the Senate’s treatment of former President Barack Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland. Their plan, Fallon says, is to make sure President Donald Trump is similarly deprived of a SCOTUS pick, and they’ll do what they have to in order to keep Kavanaugh off the bench.
I guess it’s all out in the open now. pic.twitter.com/FRSk76rgCY
— Josh Holmes (@HolmesJosh) September 25, 2018
“If Kavanaugh drops out, we’re halfway there,” Fallon explains.
The second part of Fallon’s genius plan comes in November: “If Democrats are able to win back the Senate, we’d have a path to blocking Trump from picking any of the archconservatives on his short list.”
So, step one, boot Kavanaugh. Step two, win the Senate. The plan only finishes if, in step three, the Democrats retake the White House, but that’s the most speculative step.