Toobin on GOP effort to fill SCOTUS vacancy “They just want another vote that will help Donald Trump get re-elected and they’re probably right”

Appearing with Don Lemon, CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin argued that the Supreme Court can operate with 8 Supreme Court justices and that arguments by Republicans such as Ted Cruz that a justice must be appointed to break the tie are politically motivated.

Toobin says “They just want another vote that will help Donald Trump get re-elected and they’re probably right. If you look at Bush v. Gore, which is the ultimate election case from 2000, you had a 5-4 decision where the 5 conservatives voted for Bush and the 4 liberals voted for Gore”

“It calls for a certain degree of cynicism when these justices deal with these political cases that they wind up voting in court they way they voted in the ballot box,” Toobin adds.

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