Trump wants new justices on Supreme Court
President Donald Trump is ready to appoint new conservative justices to the Supreme Court after the high court defeated his efforts to repeal the Obama Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The president and other key conservative leaders took aim at Chief Justice John Roberts for again voting with the liberal wing of the court.
“The recent Supreme Court decisions, not only on DACA, Sanctuary Cities, Census, and others, tell you only one thing, we need NEW JUSTICES of the Supreme Court. If the Radical Left Democrats assume power, your Second Amendment, Right to Life, Secure Borders, and … Religious Liberty, among many other things, are OVER and GONE!” Trump tweeted.
“I will be releasing a new list of Conservative Supreme Court Justice nominees, which may include some, or many of those already on the list, by September 1, 2020. If given the opportunity, I will only choose from this list, as in the past, a Conservative Supreme Court Justice,” another tweet said.
Conservatives on Thursday expressed deep anger in Roberts. He was the deciding vote in allowing ObamaCare to be ruled constitutional back in 2012. In 2019, he stopped Trump from adding a citizenship question to the U.S. Census.
“Over recent years more and more Chief Justice Roberts has been playing games with the court to achieve the policy outcomes he desires,” Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) said.
Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan (R) said Roberts was again convoluting the law to appease the D.C. establishment.
“By ruling that President Trump cannot terminate DACA in the same manner that President Obama used to start it, the Court’s decision creates two standards of executive power: one for President Obama and another for President Trump,” said Jordan.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he cried tears of joy when he heard the decision of the Supreme Court on DACA.
Democratic nominee for president, Joe Biden, released a statement applauding the court’s ruling.
“The Supreme Court’s ruling today is a victory made possible by the courage and resilience of hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients who bravely stood up and refused to be ignored.”
Trump says he is not giving up his work overhauling DACA. He says he is now asking for a legal solution on DACA, not a political one, consistent with the rule of law.
“The Supreme Court is not willing to give us one, so now we have to start this process all over again,” he said.
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