During a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Saturday, President Donald Trump, dropped the bomb that the Democrats have been anxious about since Senator McConnell’s statement on Friday.
A successor to former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be named next week, announced the President.
Anticipation came flooding after the President declared, “I will be putting forth a nominee next week.” President Trump revealed he would be nominating a woman. Speculations arise on who will be chosen to fill the coveted position in the highest court.
President Trump earlier released a list of potential court justices when he was elected in 2016.
The anticipated announcement came right after President Trump paid tribute to RBG, a known advocate of gender equality. The late Supreme Court Justice fought a more than decade-long battle with pancreatic cancer, yet, unyieldingly, refused to leave office despite her ailments.
“As we meet tonight, our nation mourns the loss of a legal giant,” President Trump said as he refers to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Justice Ginsberg’s landmark rulings, fierce commitment to justice, and her courageous battle against cancer inspire all Americans. Ginsburg was an inspiration to a tremendous number of people, the President continued.
President Trump added that having a common friend with Justice Ginsburg is a powerful reminder that we can disagree on fundamental issues while treating each other with decency, dignity, and respect. The President also sent his thoughts and prayers to her family.
The Top Three Women in the List
Three strong contenders top the list of President Trump’s nominees. Out of the 44 names, twelve of which are women justices.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett appears as the frontrunner among the twelve women.
Back when the President decided on Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s replacement, three sources told Axios’ Jonathan Swan that Trump was “saving” Barrett for Ginsburg.
Barrett, as an exceptional judge and a pro-life advocate, would make an excellent choice. Despite Senator Dianne Feinstein’s criticisms, Barrett managed a stellar performance as the senator fired her, “The dogma lives loudly within you.”
The Democrats notoriously attack conservative Christians of their faith. Senator Kamala Harris would likely strike Barrett during confirmation hearings as she had done with Allison Jones Rushing asking her thoughts whether “LGBT rights cannot be reconciled with religion.”
Allison Jones Rushing, also on the shortlist, is in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. Rushing worked for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch when the latter was a judge in appeals court.
Speculations likewise revolve on 11th Circuit Court Judge Barbara Lagoa as a high contender. Lagoa previously served as a Florida Supreme Court Justice.
The other women who made it on Trump’s shortlist are:
- 6th Circuit Court Judge Joan Larsen
- 7th Circuit Court Judge Diane Sykes
- 9th Circuit Court Judge Bridget Bade
- 10th Circuit Court Judge Allison Eid
- 11th Circuit Court Judge Britt Grant
- Illinois federal judge Martha Pacold
- Missouri federal judge Sarah Pitlyk
- Margaret Ryan
- Kate Todd
President Trump was elected mainly in his strong campaign of electing justices who would uphold the Constitution – a far cry from the Democrat appointees who used to twist its interpretation.