Donald Trump counts three Supreme Court nominees as his crowning political legacy.
The culmination of this effort took place at the White House.
And Donald Trump asked Clarence Thomas to do one thing that changed the Supreme Court.
After the Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, President Trump asked Clarence Thomas to preside over Barrett’s swearing-in ceremony.
Conservatives were thrilled with this decision as the Chief Justice normally administers the oath and swears in a new justice.
But no conservative really wants to see much of Chief Justice John Roberts after his repeated betrayals of conservatives on high profile cases involving the census, abortion, and the radical homosexual agenda.
But conservatives were happy to see Amy Coney Barrett fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat because it rendered Roberts’ leftward drift irrelevant.
Barrett could join with the court’s four other conservative justices and form a five-justice majority that would end Roberts giving the liberals functional control of the Supreme Court.
At the ceremony, President Trump praised Amy Coney Barrett.
“She is one of our nation’s most brilliant legal scholars and she will make an outstanding justice on the highest court in our land,” the President declared.
“It is highly fitting that Justice Barrett fills the seat of a pioneer for women, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” President Trump added.
During her remarks, Amy Coney Barrett again displayed the likable personality that caused a majority of Americans to support her confirmation to the Supreme Court.
“It’s a privilege to be asked to serve my country in this office and I stand here tonight, truly honored and humbled,” Barrett stated.
Barrett noted that Supreme Court justices are not politicians and they do not have a “mandate” to rule one way or the other.
“Federal judges don’t stand for election,” Barrett added. “Thus, they have no basis for claiming that their preferences reflect those of the people.”
Barrett also explained that a judge was not a political activist installed on the bench to arrive at predetermined political outcomes and that if the law ran up against their beliefs, the law had to win out.
“A judge declares independence, not only from Congress and the President but also from the private beliefs that might otherwise move her,” Barrett added.
President Trump not only nominated three Supreme Court justices, but the President nominated over 200 other federal and district court justices.
The President’s legacy of nominating conservatives to the court at every level will shape the nation’s politics for decades to come.
That makes President Trump one of the most consequential Presidents in American history.
And his supporters are thrilled he exceeded everyone’s expectations on his commitment to fill the courts with conservative judges.
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