Marriage Supporter — Minutes ago, President Donald Trump told reporters in the Oval Office that he will make his Supreme Court nomination to replace the late Antonin Scalia next week. Mr. Trump has pledged to nominate a justice in Scalia's mold, somehow who believes that the constitution means what it says and should not be remade to suit any particular agenda. That means in about a week NOM will be in the midst of one of the most pitched battles of modern times.
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President Trump has published a list of potential Supreme Court nominees. NOM's Chairman, Dr. John Eastman, suggested a number of names that are on the list. We are confident that every single person on Mr. Trump's list of potential picks would be an outstanding Supreme Court justice who will faithfully apply the constitution.
It's unfortunate that some conservatives have begun to pick apart the list and criticize some individuals as not being worthy of appointment. That serves no purpose except to indirectly embolden the left. If the left can parlay criticism of a particular pick from some conservatives, then their nakedly partisan attempts to torpedo any nominee will have some cover.
Let me be clear — NOM is prepared to fight vigorously for any nominee on Mr. Trump's list of potential appointees. Recently, some people close to the president have suggested that the pick will be one of the current justices on a court of appeals because those individuals have already survived a Senate confirmation vote. There are seven such individuals on the Trump list, and all would be excellent.
President Trump famously likes to keep people guessing as to his upcoming decisions, and we'll likely read lots of speculation in the media about who may have the inside track. We'll wait for his announcement knowing that any individual on his published list of those being considered would be an excellent justice.
The left, including LGBT extremists, are frantically watching this process unfold because they know that it is only a matter of time before new justices join the Court and are in a position to unravel prior decisions that have no basis in constitutional law — most especially Roe v Wade inventing a right to abortion and the Obergefell decision imposing gay 'marriage' on the nation. That is why many of these extremists are demanding that Democrats refuse to allow any Trump nominee to be confirmed unless that individual pledges to follow a liberal path.
We are going to have a titanic battle ahead of us for control of the Supreme Court and, by extension, control over the future direction of our country for a generation or more. Please do your part to make sure we are in a position to win the coming battle.
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