DeSantis says he could cement a conservative 7-2 SCOTUS majority

Ron DeSantis told the public at a Christian press conference in Orlando how he expected to be able to replace enough Supreme Court justices to cement a 7-2 conservative majority that would last 25 years. Via the Washington Post:

“I think if you look at the next two presidential terms there’s a good chance you’ll be called upon to look for replacements for Justice Clarence Thomas and Justice Samuel Alito and the problem with that is you can’t really do better than those two,” DeSantis said in his speech to the National Religious Broadcasters Convention. He went on to say that “if you replace a Clarence Thomas with someone like Roberts or someone like that, then you’re going to see the court moving to the left, and you can’t do that.”

DeSantis suggested those two justices, along with Roberts and liberal Sonia Sotomayor, may need two-term presidential replacements.

“So it’s possible that in these eight years we have the opportunity to strengthen the judges… Alito and Thomas as well as make improvements to these others, and if you could do that, you would have a 7-2 conservative majority on the Supreme Court that would last a quarter of a century,” DeSantis added, to hoarse applause.

At least we are no longer pretending that the conservatives of the Court are not pure political animals.

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