President Donald Trump’s most celebrated act as president was the successful nomination of conservative Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch to replace the late Antonin Scalia, who passed away unexpectedly last year.
That was just the beginning. White House officials say Trump is planning to nominate four justices before the end of his first term — which includes replacing two liberal justices.
At one Supreme Court justice per year, that would be an eye-popping pace for Trump. If successful, it would likely secure an overwhelming conservative majority in the Supreme Court for at least another generation.
According to Axios, there are rumors that Anthony Kennedy will retire soon, which would be Trump’s second nomination.
The White House is also eyeing up the health issues reportedly surrounding Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
“Ginsburg,” Trump reportedly asked, according to insiders. “What does she weigh… 60 pounds?”
As for the fourth, Trump is aware of diabetes struggles with Justice Sonia Sotomayor and explained: “Her health [is no good]. Diabetes.”
“Both Ginsburg and Sotomayor were appointed by Democrats — Bill Clinton and Obama, respectively — and are considered liberal justices,” Business Insider reported. “Replacing even one would allow Trump to shift the balance of the court to the right.”
Additionally, with four of the nine justices nominated within one year, that majority hold would likely remain for a generation or more.
Surely that would be enough time to make America great again.
— The Horn editorial team