Indeed, last night, Senator Toomey tweeted:
However, seeing that the question from last week's letter still applies regardless of the nominee:My statement on President Trump nominating Brett Kavanaugh to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. pic.twitter.com/8hDTcMHrrO— Senator Pat Toomey (@SenToomey) July 10, 2018
Given that Trump is the subject of an FBI investigation into any links between the Russian government and his campaign and any matters connected to that (which would, I assume, include any potential obstruction of justice), do you think it wise for him to be able to appoint anyone to the Supreme Court until this investigation has concluded? Any by that I mean, as part of the ongoing investigation legal questions will inevitably arise (Can a sitting president be subpoenaed? indicted? If he can't be for federal crimes, can he be subpoenaed/indicted for state crimes?) that will need to be answered by the Supreme Court. How is it not a conflict of interest for Trump to, in effect, pick one of his own judges? What if the person he picks just happens to be the swing vote in his favor?Especially since Kavanaugh's on the record saying that a sitting president should not be indicted.
Hmm - is it any wonder Trump picked him?