The biggest achievement of President Trump’s first term in office has been his judicial nominees.
And they just proved why.
Neil Gorsuch single-handedly gave Trump the greatest court victory of all time with this ruling.
President Trump campaigned on appointing conservative constitutionalists to the US Supreme Court in 2016.
That issue perhaps helped to seal the deal for many Republicans who hadn’t voted for Trump in the primaries.
And in the end, Trump’s Supreme Court nominees could have been the decisive factor in his upset victory over Hillary Clinton two years ago.
Since taking office, President Trump has also been good on his word.
Democrats howled when Trump placed both men on the Supreme Court, going so far as to throw wild accusations against Justice Kavanaugh that he sexually assaulted another woman decades beforehand.
But despite their opposition, the nominees were passed and Trump’s conservative reshaping of the Supreme Court proceeded anyway.
And now, it’s becoming clear just how critical those nominees were, as one of the major fundraising operations that Democrats have traditionally used to rely on has been struck down.
“Two powerful, left-wing public unions lost over 90 percent of non-member fees after the Supreme Court ruled against forcing non-members to pay union dues,” reports Breitbart.
“In other words, until June of 2018 we lived in a country where public sector workers who chose not to join their respective unions were still forced to pay union dues, which are called agency fees.”
The results have been destructive for public unions on a scale previously unimaginable.
Since the ruling, the flood of money that unions have been able to throw at left-wing Democrats has instead turned into a trickle, as non-union members have almost universally stopped paying money to the liberal groups.
“These agency fees represented 70 to 80 percent of union dues and were forcibly removed from the pay checks of public workers who wanted nothing to do with far-left unions that spend billions of dollars every year to elect Democrats,” adds Breitbart.
This ruling has been one of the greatest blows against Democrats in recent history.
And it was all made possible by President Trump’s judicial nominees, particularly Neil Gorsuch, who cast the deciding vote on the issue in favor of stopping the forced payment of union dues from those who aren’t even union members.
“The idea that public sector workers were forced to pay these dues was outrageous and the Supreme Court did the exact right thing in putting a stop to it,” writes John Nolte from Breitbart.
“Overall, while these public sector unions still have millions of voluntary members, AFSCME lost 98 percent of its 112,233 nonmembers (now only 2,200 pay agency fees). The SEIU lost 94 percent of its 104,501 nonmembers (now only 5,800 pay).”
The financial blow this has delivered to Democrats will only continue to be felt going forward.
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