At 86-years-old and recently coming off a health scare, speculation continues over when Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s will announce her retirement. But, in a stunning move, it appears that her replacement has already been chosen.
President Trump has signaled his desire to nominate Judge Amy Barrett to the Supreme Court Once Ginsburg steps down. “I’m saving her for Ginsburg,” he’s reportedly said on multiple occasions. Barrett currently serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.
May will remember that Barrett was a top candidate to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, however, Trump opted to nominate Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The revelation that he’s “saving” Barrett for Ginsburg makes sense.
Regardless of the political differences, the Senate will likely want to replace Ginsburg with another woman. Who better than someone like Barrett, a staunchly conservative judge who follows the Constitution? It would be a win-win.
Furthermore, now that there are 53 Republicans in the Senate, it will be much easier now for Trump’s nominations to get through. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has even set the stage for the coming battle by preparing to trigger the ‘nuclear option’ in the Senate.
And the fight over Barrett’s nomination will be intense, possibly even more so than Kavanaugh’s hearings. Liberals will be outraged by the prospect of a judge as pro-life as Barrett aiming for Ginsburg’s seat. Americans need to get ready.
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