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It was an argument so asinine that CNN PrimeTime host Chris “Fredo” Cuomo couldn’t believe what he was hearing from his dear friend. During the routine banter during the handoff from Cuomo’s show to CNN Tonight, host Don Lemon made the argument (in all seriousness) that if Democrats were in control of the Senate they would allow President Trump to nominate his third Supreme Court Justice.
While discussing how terrible Senate Republicans were, Cuomo flipped the tables a bit to ponder about how Democrats would act. “If the Democrats were in control of the Senate right now, and Trump was president, and he wanted to nominate a justice. What do you think they’d say,” he wondered.
Lemon’s initial response was to say “they would do the same thing they did in 2016. They’d do it. That's what they did.” This meant they would hold hearings for the nominee and presumably want to confirm them.
Cuomo misunderstood and thought the obvious, that the Democrats would try to block the nomination as well. As Lemon began to clarify, Cuomo was floored.