Such a long time Conservatives have been waiting for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg to step down ever since President Trump took office. They want to see another judge be appointed by President Trump. He would make sure that a conservative would be the one to take her place. It will be amazing if that happen and finally big important things will be changed.
Chuck Grassley has come out saying that at least one Justice could be retiring as early as this summer. And Ginsburg would be the one to go. We have been waiting for her to call it quits for quite a long time now. It is time for her to move on with her life. If she was to leave, Trump would have to nominate yet another judge.
“I have no way of knowing who it is, it’s just a very general rumor for the last six months around Washington, and I assume it’s somebody in their late 70s or early 80s,” Grassley explained. This is what we have been waiting for for a long time now.
Grassley is not the only one that thinks someone could be leaving very soon. Ted Cruz also came out and said that he expects to see someone go by summer.
“I think we’ll have another Supreme Court vacancy this summer,” Ted Cruz explained. He went on to say that if Justice Kennedy stepped down, the liberals “will go full Armageddon meltdown.”
But now times and opinions have changed, apparently. Grassley just recently said during a phone interview that he no longer expects it to come soon. This is devastating.
“I don’t have any expectation we will have a vacancy as I thought there would be earlier this year,” he said.
This changes a lot for conservatives. We kind of started banking on the idea that a liberal judge could leave very soon. We need Trump to be the one to nominate the justices. He is the one that will get a conservative here. Otherwise we will be living with liberals on the nation’s highest court for a very long time.
H/T: World Politic US