On Saturday night while on the campaign trail, President Donald J. Trump said that he will have a new Supreme Court Justice for the United States Senate to vote on. That pick will in fact be a woman.
“I will be putting forth a nominee next week. It will be a woman,” he said during a rally on Saturday night in North Carolina.
“I could see most likely it would be a woman,” he told reporters earlier the day. “I would say that a woman would be in first place.”
He also said the process will be started “extremely soon” and will move very quickly.
When asked about Barbara Lagoa, the U.S. circuit judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the president said Lagoa is an “extraordinary person” and is highly respected in Miami.
“She’s an extraordinary person. I’ve heard incredible things about her. I don’t know her. She’s Hispanic, and highly respected in Miami, highly respected,” he replied.
Trump continues to receive pushback from the likes of never Trumpers like Mitt Romney and Susan Collins. Collins made these remarks on Sunday.
“Given the proximity of the presidential election, however, I do not believe that the Senate should vote on the nominee prior to the election,” she said in a statement. “The decision on a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court should be made by the President who is elected on November 3rd.”
After what the Democrats have done to President Trump for four years, and the way that they treated Justice Brett Kavanaugh, there is no doubt that the Senate and President should move forward with a new SCOTUS pick.
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