The Supreme Court just got some really bad news about its next Justice
The 2020 election will determine the shape of the Supreme Court for the next generation.
And any new Supreme Court nominees could reconfigure American life.
But the Supreme Court just got some really bad news about its next Justice.
Donald Trump won the 2016 election in part on his promise to appoint conservative Supreme Court justices.
The President made good on that pledge by nominating Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the bench.
But in a campaign swing through South Carolina, former Vice President Joe Biden falsely attacked President Trump’s judicial picks for not following the traditional reading of the Constitution.
Former vice president Joe Biden told a town hall meeting Thursday evening that President Donald Trump’s judicial appointees have “no interest whatsoever in the traditional reading of the Constitution.”
He then caught himself and said: “I shouldn’t say ‘whatsoever.’ Don’t add that in there.”
Trump has prided himself on nominating constitutional originalists, who interpret the Constitution and the law through the original text as understood when written. Biden favors a “living Constitution” approach that interprets the Constitution and the law through a “penumbra” of rights beyond those actually provided in the text.
That was an insane comment by Biden.
Liberals like Biden are the ones that believe the Constitution is a “living” document that allows Justices to change its meaning as they see fit.
The idea of a living Constitution is how liberal justices imposed abortion and homosexual marriage on America.
And with this campaign appearance, Biden is promising to appoint Left-wing Supreme Court justices who will ignore what the Constitution says and eliminate the Second Amendment, suppress religious liberty, and gut free speech.