With his plan to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat with Amy Coney Barrett, Trump is digging the hole deeper for the GOP.
President Donald Trump intends to elect Amy Coney Barrett as the new Supreme Court Justice, according to several senior Republican sources with knowledge of the process.
In talks with some senior Republican allies on the hill, the White House says Barrett is the intended candidate, multiple sources said.
All sources warned that there is always the possibility of Trump making a last-minute change until the President announces, but the expectation is that the choice is Barrett. He is supposed to make the announcement on Saturday afternoon.
There was never any serious doubt that the candidate would be Barrett. She is the choice that fits perfectly with the Republican plan to go through the verification process.
Barrett also fits in with Trump's short-sighted inability to see anyone outside his political base. Barrett will be conservatively favored but will not help him in the November election. In fact, it is likely that their nomination and confirmation will seriously hurt both Trump and his party, as the American people overwhelmingly want the next president to occupy the seat of the RBG.
Republicans act like a party that knows they will lose an election.
Amy Coney Barrett will have a lifelong seat on the Supreme Court, but whether she will serve in a court of 9, 11 or 13 judges will be answered by voters in November.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor and Senior Correspondent of the White House and Congress for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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