As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg misses Supreme Court oral arguments while lying in her sickbed, sources within the White House have announced that preparations to replace her are already underway.
The Daily Caller reports:
“Gingerly preparations are underway, not just for Ginsburg but for any SCOTUS retirement,” a source directly involved in the Supreme Court nominations of Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh told TheDC.
Another source emphasized to TheDC that the quiet preparations are all that is realistically needed in case of a vacancy on the court because much of the required infrastructure already exists within the White House.
Both sources said that the White House counsel’s office and its conservative legal allies have now been through two successful confirmation processes, and that they have developed an intimate and professional feel for how to run the process again, if necessary.
Trump is particularly proud of his handling of the Gorsuch and Kavanaugh nominations, a source close to the White House said, noting that the president views proper handling of the Supreme Court as a necessary part of maintaining the support of his voters.
Trump acquitted himself well in his first two nominations. His decision to stand and fight for Brett Kavanaugh when many in the GOP were preparing to cut and run stands up particularly well.
We wish Ginsberg the best of health, but if she’s not able to fulfill her court functions, she should retire.
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