Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer reportedly asked President Trump to nominate former President Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, to the Supreme Court earlier this week.
Trump and Schumer spoke about the vacancy on the Supreme Court with Schumer saying that nominating Garland would help unite the country on Tuesday, according to the Washington Post.
Garland’s confirmation hearing never happened because the Republicans refused to hold it. Their justification was the fact that the nomination happened during President Obama’s last year in office, right before a presidential election.
Schumer vilified two SCOTUS potential nominees on twitter last week. He went after Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett, both of whom are considered finalists to be nominated to the Supreme Court. (RELATED: SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER GOES AFTER POTENTIAL SCOTUS NOMINEE KAVANAUGH)
“Perhaps the most consequential issues at stake in this Supreme Court vacancy are affordable health care and a woman’s freedom to make the most sensitive medical decisions about her body,” Schumer wrote in an op-ed piece last week.
President Trump plans on announcing his pick for the Supreme Court next Monday, July 9.