Donald Trump just made this huge announcement about the Supreme Court’s future

The Supreme Court is sure to be one of the centerpieces of the 2020 Presidential election.

President Trump’s promise to fill Antonin Scalia’s seat with a like-minded conservative helped fuel his victory in 2016.

And now, Donald Trump just made this huge announcement about the Supreme Court’s future.

During an interview with The Hill, President Trump responded to a question about a possible Supreme Court vacancy during the 2020 election.

In 2016, Republicans famously blocked a vote on Barack Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated the American people should have their say since Republicans controlled the Senate and a Democrat was in the White House.

Republicans believed the voters should decide who they wanted picking Supreme Court judges.

And Americans chose Donald Trump.

But in 2020, circumstances are different.

Republicans control the White House and the Senate.

Mitch McConnell stated he would hold a confirmation vote on a Supreme Court nominee in 2020 because divided government — at least in terms of the Senate and White House — no longer exists.

President Trump told The Hill he agrees with this and would press forward with a nominee should an opening occur next year.

Breitbart reports:

During a portion of an interview with Hill.TV released on Monday, President Trump stated that if a Supreme Court vacancy opens up between now and 2020, he will nominate someone to fill the vacancy.

After Trump said he would “Absolutely” nominate someone to fill any vacancy that arises between now and 2020, Hill.TV host Saagar Enjeti asked, “But do you square that with Merrick Garland?”

Trump answered, “No. I have a lot of respect for Judge Garland, by the way. I have to tell you that.”

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40 Responses

  1. Barry says:

    Yes, and ultimately the Senate Majority Leader decided that they would not a confirmation hearing on Merit Garland

  2. Barry says:

    All these stupid fools !! Our founding Father were smart, yes all white men, as the only successful countries in the world are white, Name a single successful country in Africa , Latin America etc… because these are failed cultures, always have been.

    The electoral College is brilliant, as it allows the states to elect the president not the people………..the states have always elected the president. Democrats want to change it so that a handful of large Welfare states can elect the President ……namely Ca. NY, which are the 2 largest welfare states

    Democrats know they cannot win a majority of the states

  3. Barry says:

    Whichever party controls the Senate gets to do what they want. GOP controlled Senate is why Obama was not allowed to place yet another Liberal in the Supreme Court. Trump will hopefully be able to place a new Far right conservative Justice to the bench yet again. Hopefully RBG will kick off soon as she is near 90

    • Buckwheat says:

      As with most large and successful corporations there are mandatory retirement ages in place. There should be the same limitations on politicians and the SCOTUS. There does really come a time when mental processes slow down or outright fail. Do we really want our representatives in DC who are beginning to fail deciding the fate of our great nation?
      And it’s well past time to implement term limits!

    • Ken says:

      Many forget the words “Advice and Consent”. That’s what the Senate is charged with when it comes to important nominations, treaties and selected other matters. They gave their advice to Obama when they didn’t consent to confirming Garland. The Senate has every right to provide advice and consent to a Trump nominee.

  4. Bill Harney says:

    Hopefully everyone has been paying close attention to the Democratic Party’s actions these past 3 years that have been totally against everything of American traditions. Know like the past 12 years the Democratic Presidential candidates campaign promises were but words because they never owned up to any of them. Right now the Democratic Presidential Candidates are all fishing for ideas to tell to win votes only not what they plan to accomplish.
    Trump’s Campaign Promises are all getting done eventhough the Democratic Party and liberals and Media have been fighting Trump all along. Another 4 years with Trump as President guaranteed America will continue to get Better and Stronger to keep America Safe and Secure.

  5. Josephine says:

    Laura, Seems like the Liberals don’t know the Constitution or they would not propose their outrageous agenda, disregarding laws and principles that make our country secure and prosperous. All they care about is power. If they get what they want the USA will look like Venezuela in a few short years.

  6. woody says:

    One thing you needt to know is not the people voted trump in .It was the electoral vote that put him there. So i say let the people have that vote and throw out the electoral machines.

    • Lola says:

      The electoral college discourages people from voting because in solidly red or blue states, your vote means little. It also gives way too much weight to small, rural states, despite their population. It is an anachronistic concept of the old days when Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and Donald Trump were young.

      • Glenn says:

        Lola, you do know this was installed into the Constitution further back than the old white MEN you talk of. Strange, you didn’t mention the old white WOMAN Hillary Clinton. You’re a feminist aren’t you, ah ah ah ah! You dumb bitch, you do know it requires a Constitutional Amendment to remove the “Electoral College” DON’T YOU??

    • Jurban says:

      If states like California and New York didn’t let illegals vote, dead people vote and we didn’t have voting machine fraud, that might work but since there is so much cheating, the electoral college is needed.

    • Johnh says:

      Woody, the electoral college vote is what gives all of America a voice. Otherwise New York and California would rule the United States. Don’t you think those two states have screwed things up enough?

      • Carol says:

        You are so right, John. This country would be all messed up if the elections we’re decided by just 2 states.

    • What, pray tell, is an electoral machine?

    • Glenn says:

      You’d like that wouldn’t you?! But it isn’t going to happen. It will take an Amendment to the Constitution which requires 3/4th of Congress, Presidents signature, and then 3/4th of the states legislatures with governors signing. NEVER HAPPEN! Hey, if you Femocrats want to win more presidential elections MOVE OUT OF YOUR BLUE STATE SANCTUARY CITIES AND INTO RURAL AMERICA AND STOP BLAMING EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE WORLD!

    • Buckwheat says:

      Is your name Woody becuz that’s what your head is made of? To do away with the electoral college would insure that 3 or 4 states would determine the outcomes of all elections.

  7. David Small says:

    The senate should go ahead and confirm a Trump nominee during 2020. A conservative majority on the supreme court, who are constitutionalists, is vital. to the survival of the republic.

  8. bagster53 says:

    why do we need courts anymore , according to democrats laws don’t mean anything any more ,if they won’t inforce our immigration laws why enforce any laws , since when does congress get to deside what laws get enforced and what laws don’t , and it’s not the presidents job to fix broken laws , it’s congresses job and they are awol

    • Tony says:

      True about Congress, but it is the job of the executive to enforce the laws, not Congress. Remember what Andrew Jackson said when the courts ruled against him?

  9. Nancy MacRae says:

    It is a duty of the Office of President to appoint!

    • Michael P Youngers says:

      and yet, the turtle wouldn’t let Obama do his duty. Republicans, short memories or hypocrites. Go figure.

      • Robert Mains says:

        Just playing the liberal game. You snowflakes don’t like it when the tables are turned

        • Taylor made says:

          You know, Robert, you Trumpettes justify everything you do, by blaming others. Dems can do it also – – but in both cases it is still wrong. But Miechael was ABSOLUTELY RIGHT THAT McConnell said you do not nominate in an election year for Garland as THE PRINCIPLE AND NOW WE SEE THAT WAS NOTHING MORE THAN PARTISAN B.S..

          McConnell puts party before the good of the country. He has done much to chip away at bi-partisan work. He is also the lowest rated Senator up- for re-election in his state. He is fraudulently having his wife, head of D of T, funnel special road contracts to her husband! He is a liar and a crook.

          • Jondarmes says:

            Sounds like you think McConnel would make a great demonRAT, you know, liar, crook, and putting party ahead of country. Mirrors have little mercy. BUILD THE WALL, DEPORT THEM ALL, MAGA, OR ELSE!!!

      • Jurban says:

        You have a short memory Michael. It started with Biden made the rule that a president should not be able to elect a SCJ in his last year, so Bush was not allowed to elect a SCJ in his last year. When the same thing happened to Obama, Republicans made sure Biden’s rule applied to Obama too.

      • Carol says:

        Oh, Obummer did the job he set out to do. He tore up this country. His stupid Obummercare, giving money to terrorist countries and so on. He sucked.

    • Randy Humphries says:

      McConnel held back Odumbo’s appointment due to Harry Reid’s rule, only right they uphold the same rule under Trump or the demonrats will go nuts!

  10. trapperwv1 says:

    If the Senate sees fit to confirm a nominee it should not matter when it is the continuation of the court is the important thing. The only thing that should really matter about a nominee is they should have a fantastic understanding of the constitution especially the Bill of Rights.

  11. George says:

    and no gay agenda BS

    • Carol says:

      Speaking of “gay”, that gay mayor will never see the inside of the White House. We don’t want a president and first man in our White House. That’s sick!

      • Buckwheat says:

        First Man. Hahaha that’s hilarious! Never going to happen.

      • Paul Aldredge says:

        We already had a ‘first man’. Michelle. Seriously. If you Google what I did, which was something like, ‘Did Barack call Michelle Michael’ and you’ll see he did more than once.

  12. Robert Ratto says:

    Supreme court has become political. That should have never happen and should not be. I should never know the judge’s political leanings. The judges job is to judge according to the law and the constitution and that is the way it should be.If the judge does according the their political wims , then that judge should be removed. Yes the, under the constitution the people can remove a sitting judge.

  13. Barry says:

    We are looking for someone to the right of Conservative for the next Supreme Court position to fill, as our Founding Fathers wanted it, no moderates or Liberals

    • Laura says:

      You Trumpons would vilify the Founding Fathers as Liberals or RINOs today. Most of you have no idea what is in the constitution and just repeat the republican propaganda. What you posted makes it clear
      that you do not even respect the moderates in “your own party.”

      • I take umbrage at that generalization. I refer to the Constitution practically every day because I find the Democratic House talks about something they plan to do that violates it. As an example, Pelosi wants to pass a national abortion bill. Nowhere in the Constitution does it say abortion is a function of the Congress. Ergo, by default, it is in the purview of the states. If you check, you will find all abortion laws are in the hands of the states. That is why Roe v. Wade is at risk. It is a judicial decision that violates the Constitution. However, the Supreme Court made the ruling and the highest court in the land doesn’t want to rescind it. With the stringent laws enacted by some states recently, there is good reason Roe v. Wade will come under fire.

        A copy of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution is open on my desk at all times. I am a Conservative and not an attorney. One of the beauties of those documents is that they were supposed to be read by the common citizen. The much aligned founding father Mr. Thomas Jefferson was a proponent of free basic education for all. It was to include teaching every student the concepts embedded in those two documents. Liberal meddling with the education system at the Federal level has made a shambles of his intention. Nowhere in the Constitution does it say the Federal government has a right to impose itself on education. It is in fact, left to the states. Trump wants to downsize the Dept. of Education but the Congress is kicking back.

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