“If you really like Donald Trump, that’s great, but if you don’t, you have to vote for me anyway. You know why? Supreme Court judges, Supreme Court judges,” Trump said at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
“Have no choice, sorry, sorry, sorry. You have no choice,” Trump continued, calling the late Justice Antonin Scalia a “great guy” and acknowledging tied decisions at the Supreme Court after his death.
The Supreme Court is always the last card the GOP pulls out when it knows it is losing. The GOP has held the conservative movement hostage over the idea, but it was the GOP that gave us Souter, Kennedy, and Roberts in the name of holding a conservative majority.
And now that four person conservative majority has seen Kennedy leave it to make a five person liberal majority. No amount of replacing Scalia will fix that.
But there is one thing I trust Donald Trump on. It is the one thing Trump has been consistent on. Every clause of every sentence uttered in every breath by Donald Trump is subject to change, reversal, revision,deletion, or expiration. It has been his one amazing consistency. He is a pathological liar who will say or do anything to get himself where he wants and get what he wants. But he has never shown a willingness to do unpopular things and fight.
I have no doubt that should Trump become President he will send to the Hill a conservative nominee. And I have no doubt that nominee will be dead on arrival, Trump will say he kept his promise, then will play for the left and love in the media. It is who he is. There is no other Donald Trump.
As Mr. Khan noted, Donald Trump has sacrificed nothing and no one and he never will. I trust that about him and that is why I will never support him.