Former Republican Steve Schmidt, the campaign manager for John McCain's 2008 presidential bid, said on Wednesday that Democrats must "dig in hard" and do "everything they conceivably could do to block" the nominee President Trump chooses to replace retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. He said Democrats need to "hold the line" and not allow the process to go forward.
STEVE SCHMIDT: They stole a Supreme Court seat from the Democrats. For the fabric of our democracy, Democrats should dig in hard here with everything they conceivably could do to block this nomination, any nomination from going forward until after we see what happens in the midterm elections.
This is also, I think it's important to point out, a president who is increasingly lawless, who asserts himself to be above the law, who attacks constantly fundamental institutions and pillars in the middle of a criminal investigation that has moved closer and closer and closer to the Oval Office. So, there is an enormous amount at stake here. And Democrats I think need to hold the line and be very, very tough in this moment and not allow this to go forward.