Donald Trump took a major step last week to begin to secure the conservative base of the party in his corner. He did something no presidential candidate of either party has ever done – which shouldn’t be a surprise – he released a list of 11 names of people he would consider for the Supreme Court.
Trump has come under a lot of fire from the right because over the years he has apparently held positions that are far from “conservative.” That has spawned a #NeverTrump movement of conservative commentators who are desperately trying to find a way to stop Trump. This list will drive a stake through the heart of most of them.
The list of 11 justices is an impressive list. Trump’s gold appears to be to make sure that conservatives understand that he won’t be nominating people like David Souter or Anthony Kennedy.
The far left is hysterical with this list. Representatives from NARAL said the list was “a nightmare.” Hillary Clinton is insisting that this is a group of judges who would happily overturn Roe vs. Wade.
To me, that’s more than enough reason to vote for Donald Trump.
The Supreme Court should be the number one issue on the table for this coming November. Not only will the new president be replacing the late Justice Antonin Scalia, but he could be replacing at least two other Justices from the far left side of the court. I also suspect Justice Thomas might step down if he felt President Trump would nominate a conservative justice to replace him.
The new president will almost certainly have the opportunity to nominate three Supreme Court justices and perhaps as many as five, if Thomas and Kennedy step down. If the names on Donald Trump’s list are any indication of the kind of people he will nominate, we could have a 7 – 2 conservative majority on the court for the next 40 years.
On the other hand, if the #NeverTrump fools like Eric Erickson and George Will get their way, we could easily be facing a 7 – 2 liberal majority for the next 40 years.
Your choice should be easy now that you’ve seen the kind of justices that Donald Trump will nominate if elected as the next president of the United States.