By Duncan Smith
President Trump has a lot of great people pre-selected for the federal bench.
He’s also got a great list of nominees for the Supreme Court, all of whom are constitutional originalists — like our founders intended them to be.
One of those people — Amy Coney Barrett — looks set to be the next nominee…and, we see after reading the tea leaves, likely the next Supreme Court justice, making her the third person Donald Trump Reagan has put on the nation’s highest court.
But of course, the left is already losing their minds.
It’s not because Barrett is a bad person or a bad jurist, mind you.
It’s because A) she’s going to be a Trump nominee; and B) after clerking for the late Justice Antonin Scalia (speaking of Reagan…), the constitutional originalist’s constitutional originalist, she’s going to follow what our founding document said and what our founders intended when they wrote it.
That should be controversial to exactly no one.
But the fact that originalist constitutional interpretation is controversial to the American left tells you everything you need to know about the Democratic Party.
So they’re going to go after Barrett for any number of things, most all of them having to do with character, her Catholic religion, and the fact that she’s married, a mother of seven, faithful, and the kind of ‘American’ girl you would envision after hearing the term.
That said, Democrats have tried to “Bork” (as in Robert Bork) Barrett before — in 2017, after Trump nominated her to be on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The Supreme Court is that the Democrats already attempted to 'Bork' her, but failed, and disgraced themselves in the process while elevating her public profile.
Think I exaggerate? Check out this Tweet from Center for American Progress far-leftist Ian Millhiser:
You can expect a lot of news reports over the next few days to re-run Sen. Dianne Feinstein attacking Barrett's Catholic faith in Barrett's confirmation hearings to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals three years ago. It will not be a good look for Democrats if they reprise this attack, but I'm betting they won't be able to help themselves. I hope Barrett quotes John F. Kennedy back to them.
This whiner is referring to another story suggesting that Feinstein, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, isn’t up to the task of making this a bruising confirmation battle that will be about everything except Barrett’s qualifications to serve on the high court.
As the Senate prepares for yet another brutal Supreme Court nomination fight, one particularly sensitive issue is creating apprehension among Democrats: what to do with 87-year-old Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee.
Feinstein, the oldest member of the Senate, is widely respected by senators in both parties, but she has noticeably slowed in recent years. Interviews with more than a dozen Democratic senators and aides show widespread concern over whether the California Democrat is capable of leading the aggressive effort Democrats need against whoever President Donald Trump picks to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The Supreme Court — indeed, the entire federal judiciary — to left-wing Democrats isn’t about interpreting laws and ensuring they comport with our Constitution.
The Judicial Branch is just another political tool used to put Democrats in power and keep them there while ‘upholding’ their efforts to destroy our rights and liberties.
Barrett, who at 48 can serve for decades, will be the latest Trump originalist to protect us from our worst (Democratic) elements. Godspeed to her.
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