President Trump announced on Thursday that he is planning to release a new list of potential nominees that he will draw from if he is given another opportunity to nominate a replacement for one of the current SCOTUS justices.
Bush appointee Justice John Roberts — who has largely been seen as a moderate during his tenure — and Conservative Trump appointee Justice Neil Gorsuch both shocked Republicans by lurching to the left in landmark SCOTUS rulings this week, sparking outcry from conservatives.
Donald Trump joined in on the criticism, tweeting to followers on Thursday, “do you get the impression that the Supreme Court doesn’t like me?”
He then followed up the observation with the announcement that he will release a new list of nominees within the coming months.
“I will be releasing a new list of Conservative Supreme Court Justice nominees,” Trump said, “which may include some, or many of those already on the list, by September 1, 2020.”
“If given the opportunity, I will only choose from this list, as in the past, a Conservative Supreme Court Justice. Based on decisions being rendered now, this list is more important than ever before (Second Amendment, Right to Life, Religous Liberty, etc.) – VOTE 2020!” Trump concluded.
One of Trump’s greatest victories in his short time in office has been his nomination and confirmation of a record number of federal and SCOTUS judges.
However, Gorsuch’s ruling in favor of reworking the definition of sex discrimination and Roberts’ ruling against Trump’s bid to repeal DACA sent shock waves through the GOP, raising questions about the future of the court.
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