Our President is keeping his promise to swiftly reach a decision on his next Supreme Court nominee. [Aside, isn’t it nice to have a President who consistently keeps his promises?]
President Trump traveled to his golf club in Bedminster, NJ this weekend, where he reportedly is interviewing at least five potential candidates for Supreme Court Justice.
The President is spending the weekend at his golf club in New Jersey, brushing up on judicial philosophy and sitting down for one-on-one conversations with at least five possible SCOTUS nominees, including, he told reporters Saturday, at least two women.
Trump has, reportedly, narrowed his list down to a handful of Federal judges: Brett Kavanaugh, Amul Thapar, Thomas Hardiman, Raymond Kethledge and Amy Coney Barrett. Barrett has emerged as a popular favorite, with conservatives citing her recent Senate confirmation hearings for the Federal bench, where she was accused, by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, of fully espousing Catholic dogma.
Trump would only say that he believes Barrett is an “outstanding woman,” when speaking with reporters on Air Force One this weekend, careful not to reveal too much insider information about his selection process.
My personal opinion is that Barrett is the number one candidate. She’s a woman; she was just confirmed for the Federal bench; she’s a conservative.
With the July 9 deadline that the President has set for himself, there is no time to waste.
… nominees for the Supreme Court must pass an FBI background check before they can even be considered for a spot on the nation’s highest court, and Business Insider reports that agents are still in the midst of vetting several possible candidates. But Trump wants to start the confirmation process as quickly as possible, so that Republicans can jump-start Senate hearings and cast their votes ahead of the November elections.
As the Daily Wire points out, potential stumbling blocks are Republican Senators Murkowski and Collins. Collins, in a predictable move, says she won’t vote for anybody who says they will try to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“I would not support a nominee who demonstrated hostility to Roe v. Wade because that would mean to me that their judicial philosophy did not include a respect for established decisions, established law,” Collins said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
President Trump said he has no plans to ask nominees their positions on abortion, and I assume no nominee would say that is their plan to Collins, Murkowski, or anybody else.