(National Sentinel) Constitutionalism Coming: The Left was apoplectic when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to consider President Obama’s final (and third) pick for the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland because he didn’t want a bunch of judicial activists running the nation’s highest court for a generation.
So McConnell left the late but great Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat vacant through the November 2016 election to see if Donald Trump could pull off the ‘upset’ victory over corrupt Hillary Clinton.
He did, and thank goodness for his victory in so many ways, but especially because he — and not that lunatic Hillary Clinton — will be able to constitutionally shape the federal judiciary and the nation’s highest court for a generation or more.
In fact, POTUS Trump’s latest pick to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy is Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and even the Left-wing media is being forced to admit that his confirmation is pretty much all wrapped up.
The Associated Press reports he has “wowed” GOP senators and that he should receive “overwhelmingly support”:
Now that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has met privately with almost every Republican senator, it’s becoming increasingly clear President Donald Trump’s pick for the bench is running into little GOP resistance to confirmation this fall.
The conservative appellate judge is breezing past swirling questions over his views on executive power and his approach to gay marriage, abortion and other legal issues. Kavanaugh left some Republicans with the impression that his earlier reluctance to investigate sitting presidents would not impede the Russia investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller. Other senators avoided such queries, preferring more of a get-to-know-you session with the 53-year-old judge to hear his story.
Ask the GOP senators what they’re learning in their private chats and they’ll tell you the following: Kavanaugh loves his family. Lives for the law. And, like the president he once worked for, George W. Bush, he’s open and chatty, the kind of guy you’d like to have a beer with.
“I just wanted to understand — try to understand — what’s in his heart,” said Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., who added that he was saving his legal questions for Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings. “He impresses me as the sort of guy that would actually talk and get to know the people who clean his office.”
Since being nominated July 9, Kavanaugh has met with 47 senators — all but one of them Republican — at a rapid clip. The meetings have created growing momentum for Kavanaugh among Republicans that Democrats may be hard-pressed to stop. Even one early skeptic, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, is now a yes vote.
Still, the most challenging meetings for Kavanaugh are yet to come.
Two key Republican senators, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine, remain among the holdouts. They plan to meet with the judge this month. But even those two independent-minded senators, who both support abortion rights, may be unwilling to break with their party and prevent Trump from filling a second seat on the Supreme Court.
Now, if we can just get Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg to retire, POTUS Trump will be able to shape the Supreme Court for 50 years, guaranteeing Americans will be able to retain our constitutional rights rather than see them eroded by Left-wing Democrats.