And we all know that at the least eight folks — together with Trump and first woman Melania Trump — who attended final Saturday’s announcement of Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court docket within the Rose Backyard have since examined optimistic.
However past that, there are nonetheless a LOT of unknowns — questions that the White Home both refuses to reply or just can’t present good solutions on. Under, an inventory of simply some of these questions.
* What occurs if Barrett is not confirmed earlier than Election Day?: The choice for the White Home and Senate Republicans is to get Barrett on the Court docket earlier than November 3. However as famous above, that’s not a positive factor for the time being. If the votes aren’t there earlier than the election, my guess is that Trump and Senate GOPers will attempt to affirm her in a lame-duck session — that means one after the election however earlier than the subsequent Congress is sworn in. That is no massive deal if Trump wins and Republicans hold management of the Senate. But when Trump loses and Republicans lose management of the Senate within the November election; it isn’t clear whether or not McConnell would be capable of spherical up the 50 votes he must get Barrett confirmed and, even when he might, how that may play with a public who would watch Republican senators who had misplaced solid a vastly monumental vote to put in a justice on the nation’s highest courtroom for all times.
* If Trump is discharged, does that imply he’s out of the woods?: I’m not a physician (sorry Mother!) however all indications are that if Trump is launched by his medical crew from Walter Reed that they consider is in out of instant hazard from the virus for now. Conley put it this fashion: “Although he will not be solely out of the woods but, the crew and I agree that every one our evaluations, and most significantly, his scientific standing, help the President’s protected return residence, the place he’ll be surrounded by world class medical care.”
“We’re in a little bit of uncharted territory in terms of a affected person that acquired the therapies he has so early within the course,” Conley stated on Monday. “So we’re trying to this weekend — if we will get by means of Monday with him remaining the identical enhancements — higher but, then we are going to all take that ultimate deep sigh of aid.”