Donald Trump promised to name his pick to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Saturday.
The President appears to have settled on a decision.
And Donald Trump is about to name this woman to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Donald Trump announced he was likely to pick a conservative woman to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat.
The leading choice quickly became Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
“Donald Trump is moving toward nominating Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, according to people familiar with the matter, despite the president saying Monday he’s considering as many as five candidates,” Bloomberg exclusively reported.
Barrett is a favorite of Christian activists as well as grassroots conservatives.
Bloomberg also exclusively reported that “Barrett met with Trump and separately with White House Counsel Pat Cipollone on Monday, said people familiar with the discussions. She is a favorite of anti-abortion rights advocates, who are heavily lobbying the White House and Trump personally to nominate her. She’s preferred by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, according to people close to him.”
Barrett was the runner-up in 2018 when Trump selected Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.
During her 2017 confirmation hearings, Barrett became a hero on the right when Democrats attacked her Catholic faith.
“When you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you,” California Democrat Senator Feinstein exclaimed. “And that’s of concern when you come to big issues that large numbers of people have fought for for years in this country.”
Should President Trump proceed with nominating Barrett, Democrats would have to walk a fine line in attacking her views on abortion without descending into anti-Catholic bigotry.
Republicans will hold the confirmation process in the final weeks before the 2020 election.
In recent elections, the Catholic vote has become one of the key swing voting blocs with the candidate that carries the Catholic vote winning the election.
Catholics make up a significant portion of voters in key states like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.
Barrett is a Catholic from Indiana who once worked as a professor at Notre Dame and could hold massive appeal with key swing Catholics.
Democrats risk alienating Midwestern Catholic voters by conducting a scorched-earth campaign to destroy Barrett’s reputation.
The fake news media is trying to promote the narrative that confirming President Trump’s nominee is a political loser for Republicans.
But if that was the case, Democrats would not be threatening to blow up the Senate and the Supreme Court by eliminating the filibuster and packing the Supreme Court if the Senate confirms President Trump’s nominee.
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