“For gun owners, a Trump appointee would provide new life for Second Amendment challenges, which have been turned away in recent months, but a Democrat-packed SCOTUS could curtail the right to keep and bear arms for generations to come.”
President Donald Trump says he’ll announce his pick to fill the newly-vacant seat on the Supreme Court by the end of the week, and says he’s narrowed down the list of possibilities to five individuals. On today’s Bearing Arms’ Cam & Co, Amy Swearer of the Heritage Foundation joins me to talk about the importance of the upcoming confirmation fight in terms of our right to keep and bear arms, as well as delving a little bit into the Second Amendment records of one of the potential nominees.
During an interview on Fox & Friends, the president said that he’ll wait until after services are held for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away on Friday after battling pancreatic cancer, but that he believes a confirmation vote should be held before the election in November.
“I think it will be on Friday or Saturday and we want to pay respect, it looks like we will have services on Thursday or Friday, as I understand it, and I think we should, with all due respect for Justice Ginsburg, wait for services to be over,” the president said.The president’s shortlist is said to include Judge Amy Coney Barrett from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Judge Barbara Logoa of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and Judge Allison Jones Rushing of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, among others.The president touted the list of potential picks, calling them “excellent,” and “all very smart.”“No matter how you would look at it, these are the finest people in the nation—young people, pretty young for the most part,” the president said.Barrett is 48, Lagoa is 52, Rushing is 38, and it is unclear the age of the president’s other potential nominees.
“These are the smartest people, the smartest young people, you like to go young, because they’re there for a long time,” Trump said, adding that his nominee would “abide by the Constitution,” be a “good person” and have “very, very high moral values.”
By Cam Edwards