Calling for an eight-justice court?

There was an unusual point of view expressed by Sam Parkinson in his statement criticizing Republican President Donald Trump’s announcement Monday night nominating federal U.S. Appeals Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The South Dakota Democratic Party executive director stated: “Further, A President under federal criminal investigation for colluding with a foreign power to rig an election should not be able to nominate the person who could play a part in deciding his fate if the fight over the investigation reaches the Supreme Court.”

Parkinson said the US Senate should reject Kavanaugh or delay the vote until after Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted a report to Congress or closed the investigation into Trump.

Justice Anthony Kennedy has already announced his retirement.