If you thought Senate Democrats acted as crazy as an attic full of bats over Neil Gorsuch’s SCOTUS nomination, buckle up: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Sen. Ted Cruz both say rumors are swirling of a Supreme Court retirement that will create another vacancy for Trump to fill, as early as this summer.
The three oldest Justices are liberals Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer and swing vote Anthony Kennedy. Gorsuch replacing Scalia was at best a holding action, but if one or more of that trio retires, Donald Trump will be able to name appointees who could tilt the SCOTUS in a more conservative direction for a generation. And as Cruz said, as crazy as the Democrats went over Gorsuch, they “will go full Armageddon meltdown” over Trump replacing a liberal with a conservative. Then again, we only have a President Trump because voters replaced a liberal with a conservative. To quote a former President, “Elections have consequences.” And while Hillary Clinton is still blaming everything from sexism to Russia to the full moon for losing, I’m convinced one of the biggest reasons voters rejected her was to make darn sure she wasn’t the one setting the direction of the Supreme Court for a generation.