Donald Trump is preparing to shake things up…and maybe that’s the understatement of the year.
The big elephant in the room over Donald Trump’s presidential victory is the Supreme Court, and the chance to fill the space left by the sudden death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.
But that’s hardly the only court appointment the new president will have a chance to make. The incoming Commander-in-Chief is going to put a LOT of people into some very prestigious positions of power and of course, the Democrats aren’t happy.
In fact, one could argue that the leftists are in an absolute frenzy.
“President-elect Donald Trump will be free to appoint over 100 federal court vacancies as well as a Supreme Court justice when he becomes president next month. One-hundred-and-three federal court positions will be left to Trump’s discretion when he assumes office, almost double that of Barack Obama in 2008, who had 54.”
This is the chance for conservatives to give the courts a right-leaning ideology for the next generation. And when we stop to consider what liberals have in mind for gun rights, immigration and cultural issues like transgender equality, the win for Republicans is huge.
The report added:
“Trump’s administration will be expected to move quickly on the appointments to federal judiciaries, especially for the 38 so-called ‘judicial emergencies,’ where local cases have been severely backlogged as a result of empty seats.”
And the confirmation process will likely be just as quick. Why?
Because of the nuclear option pressed forward by Sen. Harry Reid that allows for presidential nominations to be approved by a regular majority rather than 60-voice vote – except for Supreme Court nominees, that is.
Thanks, Mr. Reid. You gave Trump an easy path toward ensuring the courts rest in conservative hands for years to come.