There were many reasons why voters across the country both Republican and Democrat were motivated to vote for Donald Trump.
Immigration, trade, and national security were all factors but the issue that was perhaps even more important than all of those was the Supreme Court. The winner of the 2016 presidential election was going to be tasked with replacing the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the court and it is widely believed there will be more openings in the near future.
Now that Donald Trump is president, he will have the opportunity to impact the decisions of the court for decades to come.
According to reports, he has narrowed his list of candidates to replace Justice Scalia down to just three names.
Trump has narrowed his picks for the next Supreme Court justice down to three judges, and expects to make a final decision by the end of the week. The AP reported more details on the frontrunners — all white men who were nominated by George W. Bush for their current positions:
- William Pryor, 54, is an Alabama-based judge on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He faced intense opposition to his nomination under Bush, but was confirmed 53-45.
- Neil Gorsuch, 49, sits on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. Schumer voted for his confirmation back in 2007, and he has ties to Trump’s sister, Judge Maryanne Trump Barry.
- Thomas Hardiman, 51, is a Pittsburgh-based judge on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
All three of these candidates appear to be staunch conservatives and it doesn’t look like he can go wrong with any of them. The White House has said Trump will make the announcement next week.
You can expect an intense showdown on Capitol Hill once his pick is officially nominated.
Democrats appear to be looking for a fight on this one.