2018-07-05 23:12:30 UTC
In what should surprise no one, Trump is reportedly picking his next Supreme
Court Justice candidate not based on qualifications, opinions, or a candidates
body of work. Rather, hes looking at, according to Politico, a potential
nominees appearance as well as the look and feel of his or her family.
Trump, who is expected to announce his candidate on Monday, is apparently
looking for someone who is all-American, according to one insidera highly
loaded euphemism that reads as code for a white Christian family.
Another source really spelled it out: Beyond the qualifications, what really
matters is, does this nominee fit a central casting image for a Supreme Court
nominee, as well as his or her spouse. Trump does not care much whether they
support Roe v. Wade or not.
Trump is reportedly favoring conservative federal appeals judge Brett Kavanaugh,
who has voted against pro-choice interests. But some conservatives argue he
isnt conservative enough. He is also reportedly considering federal appellate
judge Amy Coney Barrett, who may put her Catholic faith ahead of her duty as a
judge. Regardless, I have no reason to assume that our nightmare president will
choose anything short of a nightmare Supreme Court nominee.