Trump Leans Over Conservative Judge Amy Coney Barrett To Fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Vacancy
The American President, Donald trump, seems to already have her favorite to fill the position that the magistrate has left vacant in the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg and would opt for Amy coney barrett, according to sources close to this election, so that the president himself has said he has up to five possible names in short.
According to one of the sources consulted by Bloomberg, Barrett was at the White House this Monday and it is preferred by the leader of the Republican majority in the Senate, Mitch McConnnell, according to sources close to the latter. In addition, it is a favorite of the anti-abortion rights advocates, which strongly pressure the White House and Trump to appoint it.
Among his points in favor, his supporters emphasize that as a midwestern catholic, Barrett can help the president get votes for his re-election in the vital states of the Rust Belt and the Great Lakes, where he currently lags behind Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
In statements to the press on Monday, Trump indicated that is looking for “five women” for the vacancy, although he acknowledged that he has “one or two” in mind as finalists and acknowledged that Barrett is among them. On the other hand, the president indicated that he will probably only meet “with some” of them and not with five and announced that the final name could be known on Friday or Saturday.
Trump has told his allies that he believes Barrett, 48, is a smart, tough and conservative jurist, which would also look good during televised confirmation hearings, according to one of the people consulted. It also works in her favor that Barrett survived a tough confirmation fight in 2017, being endorsed on a 55-43 vote, largely divided by matches.
Furthermore, the president also believes that Barrett will have no problem with the main issues for the Conservatives, such as abortion, gun rights and medical care, when they appear before the Supreme Court.
Trump has been disappointed with some of the decisions of his first court appointment, Judge Neil Gorsuch, according to one of the sources. In fact, Barrett was one of Trump’s finalists in 2018 when he replaced Justice Anthony Kennedy, although in the end he opted for Brett Kavanaugh.
Lagoa, second option
Apart from Coney Barrett, the other candidate who seems to be weighed within the White House is the judge of the Court of Appeals Barbara lagoa, a Cuban-American from Florida, who could help Trump win this state in the November 3 elections.
However, according to the sources consulted, Lagoa is in second position and a distance from Barrett. Apparently, the president has expressed certain skepticism about his conservative credentials Because Lagoa got the votes of 27 Democrats when it was confirmed before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, according to people familiar with the matter.
Even so, the process has moved quickly, and the president might change his mind before making an announcement. In fact, when asked if he will meet with Lagoa later this week when he travels to Florida, Trump said Monday that he “could.”
Ginsburg’s cancer death has opened a serious debate only six weeks before the presidential elections. Trump has been clearly determined to appoint his replacement before the vote, which has led to rejection in the Democratic ranks, who fear that the judge, a liberal icon, will be replaced by a conservative jurist.
The Democratic leader of the Senate, Chuck schumerHe has pointed out to his colleagues that “nothing is off the table” if Republicans replace Ginsburg and Democrats take over the White House and Senate in November. Thus, the Democrats are increasingly talking about the possibility of adding judges to the Supreme, which currently has nine, as a possible answer.
According to the sources consulted, the other three names in contention would be the judge of the Court of Appeals of the Sixth Circuit Joan Larsen, the judge of the Fourth Circuit Allison Jones Rushing and the deputy attorney of the White House Kate Todd.
Burning chapel in the Supreme
The remains of the Supreme Court judge from United States Ruth Bader Ginsburg they will rest on Wednesday and Thursday in court, where a private ceremony which will be attended by your family, close friends and members of the court.
This has been announced by the Supreme Court, which has specified in a statement that the remains of Ginsburg They will arrive at the facilities before 9:30 a.m. (local time) on Wednesday.
Ginsburg you will rest under the porch at the top of the front steps of the building, which will allow the vision of citizens in the open air. Those who wish may approach the building to pay their respects from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm on Wednesday and from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm on Thursday. The Supreme Court judge will be the first woman to stand in the Supreme Court, as reported by the television network CNN. Be buried next week in a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
Ginsburg died Friday in Washington at age 87 due to complications derived from pancreatic cancer that he suffered. She was appointed a Supreme Court judge by the former president Bill clinton in 1993, being the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court and carried out his work there for more than 27 years.
During the last years of his career, he cast progressive votes on controversial social issues in the United States, such as the right to abortion, same-sex marriage, the right to vote, immigration or health care.