Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing was just the warm up.
It was child’s play compared to what lies around the corner.
And now all hell is breaking loose after President Trump announced this Supreme Court replacement.
Last summer, Donald Trump considered a short list of candidates to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.
While President Trump eventually selected Brett Kavanaugh, grassroots conservative Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett was the runner up.
Social conservatives rallied to Coney Barrett’s candidacy after California Senator Dianne Feinstein smeared Coney Barrett during her confirmation hearings.
Feinstein attacked Coney Barrett, who is a Catholic, for her religious views.
“When you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you,” Feinstein sneered during the infamous confirmation hearing. “And that’s of concern when you come to big issues that large numbers of people have fought for years in this country.”
While some conservatives were disappointed President Trump did not tap Coney Barrett to succeed Justice Kennedy, it was clear the President had future plans for her.
And those plans came into focus when Axios reported that President Trump told associates he was saving Coney Barrett for Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat.
Axios exclusively reported:
“I’m saving her for Ginsburg,” Trump said of Barrett, according to three sources familiar with the president’s private comments. Trump used that exact line with a number of people, including in a private conversation with an adviser two days before announcing Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination.”
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s health has been the subject of much speculation around Washington.
Last year, Ginsburg announced she needed to take time away from the court because doctors had discovered cancerous tumors on her lungs.
Doctors discovered the tumors when they were treating the 85 year-old Ginsberg for broken ribs after she suffered a fall.
Ginsburg took weeks away from the court and Washington insiders wondered if her health might eventually force her to retire.
But some pundits believe that is unlikely.
Ginsburg is a radical ideologue and she will stay on the court through at least the 2020 election to try and deny President Trump the opportunity to appoint her successor.
But if Trump wins re-election, Ginsberg will be in her 90s by the end of his second term.
Does she really want to stay on the court for that long?
And will her health even allow it?
When Ginsburg announced her health issues, some liberals quietly fumed over her not retiring back when Barack Obama was President and the Democrats ran the Senate.
Some speculated that Ginsberg stayed on the court because she was sure Hillary Clinton would win and Ginsberg wanted the nation’s first female President to nominate her replacement.
Those plans obviously went up in flames.
And now President Trump may have the chance to replace Ginsberg with a strong pro-life conservative woman.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.