On the Hill with Doug Christian
(Audio: Joe Biden says “We are the United States of America.)
CAPITOL HILL – That was Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden at a fundraiser and town hall in Houston.
(Audio Biden says we are who we are because of a free press.)
In other news, Roy Moore is considering running for an Alabama Senate seat again. Congressman Bradley Byrne, Moore’s would-be GOP contender, says, “I think people are very concerned that we Republicans lost a U.S. Senate seat because he was our nominee in 2017, and we don’t need to do that again.”
Moore replied on Twitter:
He knows that if I run I will beat Doug Jones.
— Judge Roy Moore (@RealJudgeMoore) May 28, 2019
Donald Trump Jr. tweeted a reply to Moore saying:
You mean like last time? You’re literally the only candidate who could lose a GOP seat in pro-Trump, pro-USA ALABAMA. Running for office should never become a business model. If you actually care about #MAGA more than your own ego, it’s time to ride off into the sunset, Judge. https://t.co/Twg9isFRkY
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 28, 2019
Looking forward, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell shifts his stand on confirming a Supreme Court nominee in 2020, should a seat become available. In 2016, McConnell denied President Barack Obama his SCOTUS nominee, Merrick Garland, by refusing to open confirmation hearings. McConnell replied to a reporter’s inquiry at yesterday’s Paducah Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Kentucky, that should a SCOTUS seat open in 2020, “what will your position be on filling that spot?”
McConnell quipped, “Oh, we’d fill it [next year].”
Doug Christian, Capitol Hill