There is going to be plenty of political fallout from last night’s announcement that Donald Trump has contracted COVID-19. Of course, most eyes will be on the looming election. Donald Trump will be off the campaign trail for at least a few weeks. And, of course, the illness could have even more serious consequences on his health.
There is also the matter of Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination. Trump and the GOP has been desperate to push through her bid as quickly as possible. According to Joe Scarborough, Trump’s new illness is likely to push back the process at least a few weeks.
The MSNBC host began, “It’s very important for everybody that has been exposed, especially when you’re talking about the Supreme Court nominee. President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Has she been exposed? Has Mitch McConnell been exposed? Is sounds like they likely have and if that’s the case, that’s something that obviously pushes any hearings back at least two weeks, maybe three weeks.”
He continued, “The president obviously telling us from the debate stage on Tuesday night he want to expedite her nomination as quickly as possible because he wants her vote on any challenge that he has on the outcome of the election results. Again, when you do the contact tracing, that is unlikely to happen over the next few weeks, at least until everybody is cleared.”
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