Donald Trump’s number one accomplishment is stacking the courts with conservative judicial nominees.
The highest profile success on that front was the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
But now the Supreme Court is about to undergo this big change that Trump will hate.
In 2016 Donald Trump boosted conservative voter turnout through the roof by releasing a short list of potential Supreme Court nominees.
This move convinced Evangelicals and other grassroots conservatives that Trump was committed to their agenda and they rewarded him with record turnout.
Now, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is trying to copy that formula for victory by telling The New York Times editorial board that if he wins the nomination he will release his list of potential Supreme Court justices.
“It’s not a bad idea,” Sanders said, before adding that his wife, Jane, agreed with it. “It’s a reasonable idea. My wife agrees with you. Yeah. I’ll take that into consideration.”
The socialist Senator added that it would be premature to release the names of his picks – “got to kind of win the nomination first,” he jested – though it suggests Sanders already has a short list in mind.
The 2020 election could see a massive shift on the Supreme Court.
Liberal Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsberg are both in their mid 80s and Ginsberg is in poor health.
If Sanders or another Democrat wins the election and replaces them with two younger liberals it will lock in the court at five to four conservative/liberal split with chief justice John Roberts as the swing vote for the foreseeable future.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.