POTUS OP-ED RE: SCOTUS
This Tuesday, Senate Republicans said they would reject any Supreme Court Nominee I made. They said they won’t hold a confirmation hearing, they won’t vote, and they won’t even meet with the person I nominate.
Senate Republicans, I know you don’t want to let me appoint a liberal Supreme Court Justice. I get that. But to say you won’t even meet with my nominee is brash, arrogant, and just plain dumb. I think you’ll regret saying it. Because what if I nominate LeBron James?!
And what if you and James really hit it off at the meeting? And then you guys became really good friends? And you get to sit court-side, and fly to away games with the team, and play one-on-one with James and he even lets you win sometimes?
Sure would be a shame to turn down a meeting like that. Especially considering a quick courtesy meeting doesn’t really have any political implications. It’s just a courtesy.
James is 6’8”. You could get a picture standing next to him at the meeting. You’d look like a child and it would be hilarious.
Did you know James was a supporting actor in “Trainwreck,” a movie that has an 85% on Rotten Tomatoes? So, you’d be meeting an all-star athlete and a movie star. Two stars in one.
I’m not saying James is definitely my nominee. I’m just saying he might be, and you would have already committed yourself to not meeting him.
I bet the meeting would take place at James’ private court. I wonder if he would lift you up to dunk?
Senate Republicans, I ask you to please consider, at the very least, meeting with my Supreme Court Justice Nominee. Whoever he or she may be. I was elected President for a reason, and my pick could be great for both liberal and conservative America. Also, my nominee could be LeBron James!
Plus, I bet he’d let you try on his giant shoes at the meeting.