Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) said in an interview with Elle magazine published Monday that she “is out to get” President Donald Trump and wants to ensure that he will be impeached.
Former President Barack Obama said last year that well-qualified Supreme Court candidates should be able to join the bench regardless of disagreements on policy, and his own White House spokesman said Obama regretted voting to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito when he was a senator.
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D., Vt.) said he is “not inclined to filibuster” Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, which would place him at odds with Democratic leadership, The Hill reports.
Since the 2016 election, several prominent figures on the political left have made assassination threats against President Trump.
Patrick Cronin, a liberal Republican China hand who signed a letter denouncing President Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, on Friday withdrew from taking a plum position as director of a Pentagon-funded think tank in Hawaii.
President Donald Trump, who has been widely criticized for only speaking with right-wing news outlets, called the Washington Post and the New York Times first on Friday to talk about the House Republicans health care bill.