Matthew A. Baum

Matthew Baum: President Obama’s “Trump Card” in the Upcoming Supreme Court Nomination Battle

March 4, 2016

March 4, 2016 — Matthew Baum, Kalb Professor of Global Communication at the Shorenstein Center, analyzes how Senate Republicans are in a difficult position when it comes to rejecting President Obama’s nomination for a Supreme Court justice. If Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee, he will likely lose to the Democratic nominee, meaning Senate Republicans “will face the prospect of choosing between negotiating with Obama for a relative centrist nominee now or risk being forced to suffer a significantly more liberal nominee later.” Read more on Huffington Post.