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Sen. Lee on ACB’s nomination: Trump was able to pull off 'SCOTUS trifecta'

2020-10-27 | 🔗
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, reacts to Justice Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation vote on 'Fox & Friends.'
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That we dont continue to subsidize the oil companies Griff. Georgia has sixteen electoral votes. President Trump won them by more than five points in twenty. Sixteen well see what happens here in the peach state, while they have also got two pretty competitive Senate races. We are watching here Brian Ainsley, Steve Ainsley Good Deal. Thank you so much Griff lets bring in MIKE Lee member of the Senate Judiciary Committee good Morning to you good morning, Ainsley Ainsley gosh. You have had a busy last few weeks and you are heading to Arizona to campaign for the president. Why are you doing that? Im heading to Arizona today to campaign for President Trump and later Senator Martha Mcsally? We need them elected. We need to make sure that we have in the White House continued defender of liberty, somebody who is looking out for Americans and not big corporate or overseas interest and thats, who Donald Trump is. I was born in Arizona. I look forward to telling people in the state of my birth all the reasons why we need to re elect him. Brian all right
lets talk about whats at stake. The New York Post talks about what was accomplished last night. It was a beautiful setting, wonderful weather and the President of the United States was on Cloud nine, as were you cover ACB newest member of the Supreme Court, sworn in by justice. Thomas, not everybody is happy about this. First senator your reaction. I was there at the White House when she was sworn in. It was fantastic moment. Look for president Trump. This was the Scotus trifecta that he managed to pull off in first term alone. Having put three justices on the: U Dot S Supreme Court, that doesnt happen very often im glad it did, and I think he might well have saved the best for last justice. Barrett is going to be terrific, Steve folks who miss you had missed one of the other cable chants who chose not to cover this historic event. Here is ACB Amy, Coney Barrett talking about her new job and what it means to her, not only as a judge but as a person.
The judicial oath captures the essence of the judicial duty. The rule of law must always control my fellow Americans, even though we judges dont face elections, we still work for you. It is your constitution that establishes the rule of law and the judicial independence that is so central to it. The oath that I have solemnly taken tonight means at its core that I will do my job without any fear or favor, and that I will do so independently of both the political branches and of my own preferences, Steve Senator thats, exactly what you want, somebody in that job to say so. Why are Dems so angry? First of all, its music, to my words when she said those things last
night, heart pounding faster and brought a bigger smile to my face, including especially when she referred to the fact that were a republican and accurately described our tourism of government. I will tell you the reason why this is making the heads of Democrats explode everywhere is that they dont want the courts to be limit. You had to judging institutions, they want them to be institutions of social change of social policy. They want them to take debatable matters beyond debate and so thats why this isnt satisfying to them. They want something much bigger, much grander than what the constitution actually allows. Justice Barrett sees the eloquent simplicity of the fact that you want judges to interpret the law based on what it says: Ainsley some of those democratic senators outraged Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Senate Minority leader, Chuck Schumer of New York Watch. This nothing less than everything is at stake,
a shift in the balance of the court that will last for decades. If we do not act to correct this and believe me, there are appropriate measures that will be considered and the next time the american people give Democrats a majority in this chamber. You will have forfeited the right to tell us how to run that majority. Ainsley senator AOC, tweeted Brian wow, Ainsley republican- does this because they dont believe Dems have the stones to play hard ball like they do for a long time they have been correct, dont, let them to bleep the public that normal but response isnt. There is a legal process for expansion. What do you make of that threat? Basically, they are going to try to expand the court. It sounds like at least a lot to unpack there. The
last time this was seriously under taken was by President Franklin D, Roosevelt starting in the fall of nineteen. Thirty six. Now he failed by the spring of one thousand nine hundred and thirty seven, but that attempt to pack the court with a nine member court thats now about one hundred and fifty one years into its existence as a nine member court ended up suffering as a result of that you cant undertake, or even threaten an action like that without threatening serious damage to the judicial independence of the Supreme Court. So I think its irresponsible. It doesnt work. Well, it doesnt sit right with the american people and it shouldnt Brian put it this way they are going to do it. I dont think there is any question you saw how incensed and talked about rotating justices too. That was the brainchild of the vice president, who could be president and also Senator Markey, blasted Barretts Judicial Flofl, saying originalism is just a fancy word for discrimination. Do you want to take that on?
Yes, I absolutely do Brian look. This is patently irresponsible of all irresponsible and Inprogram. That story staples. I have heard over the last few weeks and I have heard Doosie this might be the worst if you think about what he is really saying there. Senator Markey has essentially said that our constitution is racist and an effort to understand it understand its words at the time that they were written, something itself racist and big Gouted. I cant think of a statement that has a greater tendency to undermine the foundation of our constitutional republic. I hope expect and demand Senator Markey retract his statement, its heir responsible. He cant defend that Steve. We will be watching for that to see what happens.
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