Justice

Trump Says He’ll Outsource His Supreme Court Picks

Donald Trump Presidential Announcement
JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Many people including myself have asked if the Republicans truly believe Donald Trump would make a better selection to fill Antonin Scalia's seat on the Supreme Court than President Obama has.

Trump's opponents have said he's not a true conservative and thus you wouldn't necessarily expect them to rely on his judgement, but you could say he has thrown them a bone.

The Republican presidential frontrunner now says he'll outsource the Supreme Court selection process to Jim DeMint's Heritage Foundation.

At a press conference on Monday, Trump also revealed an unusual detail about how he is determining which names should be on the list. “Heritage Foundation and others are working on” the list,” according to Trump.

Heritage is a think tank known for its stridently conservative views and its unorthodox approach to mathematics.

DeMint's Heritage Foundation is rabidly anti-gay, anti-immigrant, pro-voter suppression, and anti-tax. This is Trump's Bat signal to conservatives that he may not be one of them but he will nominate one of them; a true believer.

Republicans have not voiced confidence in Trump's thirst for conservative judicial activism up to this point, but I expect they will now.

  • Hemidemisemiquaver

    I predict Scalia’s moldering corpse will be #1 on the recommendation list.

  • muselet

    Mitch McConnell is outsourcing the advise and consent part of his job to the NRA and NFIB and the George W Bush administration relied on the Federalist Society for its judicial nominees, so at least Donald Trump is being a good Republican.

    –alopecia

  • ProudLiberalAlways

    Jeeze, First Yertl flirts with wanting SCOTUS picks elected, now Rump is essentially saying that one of the few jobs POTUS actually has spelled out in the Constitution should be outsourced to a Wingnut “think tank” (and I use the term loosely). Rethuglicons have got to go. This is just getting too bizarre for words.

  • gescove

    I thought he might make his selections from finalists in a swimsuit competition or tag team wrestling match.

  • Badgerite

    He wants them to play Hail to the Chief for him reeeeeeally badly, doesn’t he. Short fingered vulgarian.

  • Victor the Crab

    I’ll bet Mitch McConnell’s tiny penis is raging hard after that suggestion from. I bet he also wishes he had a pair of tweezers from which he can use to whack off.