Supreme Court nomination

Making book on a sure thing

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Desperate circumstances lead to fantasies of desperate solutions. Chuck Schumer looks at the numbers and finds it hard to imagine a way to block the president’s nominee, whoever he or she might be. Even if one or two Republican senators — here’s looking at you, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski — go rogue and vote against the president’s choice, several Democrats at risk of losing their seats will “adjust” their convictions and tweak their principles, and vote to confirm. Or maybe the president can be persuaded to appoint a Democratic swinger to replace Justice Kennedy. Good will, and all that. I put the odds on that at 100 to 1.

Will Supreme Court Choice Divide or Unite Trump Coalition?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
With President Trump meeting with key Senators to discuss his first Supreme Court nomination it is vital for conservatives to contact the White House and to respectfully urge President Trump to avoid nominating Judge William Pryor to the Supreme Court.

Conservative Opposition to Judge William H. Pryor Jr. Growing

What was a trickle of cultural conservatives voicing concern about Judge Pryor has begun to build into a steady stream of opposition. “Pryor may be 90 percent good on his decisions, but that is not good enough,” said Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association. “We need someone who will be just like Scalia, 100 percent, in terms of their judicial philosophy."

President Trump: Don’t Nominate Judge Pryor, Get Your First Supreme Court Pick Right

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
We know where Judge Pryor stands, and while he has a good record on some of our issues, his willingness to create new protected classes and endow them with judicially created rights unmoored to legislation or the plain language of the Constitution and his failure to protect religious liberty clearly disqualifies him from consideration as a replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia.