Talk show host Laura Ingraham previews President Trump’s Monday announcement of his choice to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court with what she believes is the most needed quality in a nominee.
The SCOTUS pick is arguably the most impt decision this prez will make—cannot and need not take any chances with nominees who may “evolve” on the Bench.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) July 8, 2018
No evolving on the bench, please.
Mark Levin also weighed in on who Trump should select. While he leans toward Utah Sen. Mike Lee, he emphasizes that the most important characteristic to be considered is the person’s commitment to the Constitution.
My Supreme Court recommendations in order:I’ve endorsed Mike Lee, who would be the gold standard. My 2nd choice would be Bill Pryor & my 3rd would be Amy Barrett. All 3 of these individuals are solid constitutionalists.That is the only basis for nominating a person to the Court
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) July 7, 2018
Lee’s name has not appeared on President Trump’s reported short list of candidates, which seems to spotlight Amy Barrett, Raymond Kethledge, and Brett Kavanaugh as most likely to be chosen. The New York Times also reports that Thomas Hardiman is receiving a fresh look from the Trump team as a potential nominee.
In a Friday op-ed for the Deseret News, outgoing Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah referred to Trump’s upcoming pick as a “her”:
But no matter the nominee’s background or credentials, progressives will do everything they can to paint her as a closet partisan, if not an outright extremist.
In the same editorial, he used the pronoun “she”:
I will devote all my energies to ensuring that we confirm the kind of Supreme Court justice America needs: a justice who says what the law is, not what she wants it to be; a justice who calls balls and strikes instead of swinging for the fences; a justice whose foremost allegiance is to the American people and to the Constitution.
That led to increased speculation that Barrett will be Trump’s choice.
Writing about Trump SCOTUS pick, Sen Hatch uses "her" pronoun. Does he know something? Is it Barrett?
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) July 7, 2018
Regardless of who gets the nod, there will be intense attacks and the requisite amount of fake news spread about the individual.
Bloomberg reporter floats idea that Amy Coney Barrett would reverse Brown v. Board of Education, but… https://t.co/nln8v6TTeN
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 8, 2018
We will find out who will be the new favorite target for the Left Monday night.
Editor’s Note: This post has been updated with the addition of Thomas Hardiman as a potential Supreme Court nominee.