Presidents come and go, but Judges go on forever and death do us part. The opportunity presenting itself to the conservative aficionado is numerous indeed. Trump is hell bent on filling vacant court positions with strict constructionists in the mold of Anton Scalia. His opportunity just rose with the appointment of Michael Brennan. The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Mr. Brennan to a lifetime seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit ― a vacancy that Republicans prevented President Barack Obama from filling for six years.
From the mouth of Mitch McConnell: “This is my top priority in the Senate,” McConnell told conservative radio show host Hugh Hewitt last week. “By appointing and confirming these strict constructionists to the courts who are in their late 40s or early 50s … I believe we’re making a generational change in the country.”
As the month of May dissipates into June we are patiently awaiting the next Mother of All Opportunities, that being a replacement of one and maybe two Supreme Court Justices. Bader Ginsburg is slowly gasping down her last breaths and Justice Kennedy inferred that the time has come for him to step down. We can’t wait for the fisticuffs to begin.