Florida Politics reports:
When it comes to the last Republican President’s Supreme Court picks, Ron DeSantis’ verdict is in. They don’t measure up to real conservatives like Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, he said Saturday in Pella, Iowa. The Governor noted that contrary to liberal picks from the past, Trump’s “Republican appointees are not in lockstep.” He saw Brett Kavanaugh “go left,” and said that Neil Gorsuch was even worse.
“He wrote an opinion reinterpreting the Civil Rights Act from 1964 to include transgenderism,” DeSantis said, regarding a ruling in 2020. “They didn’t even know what it was then. If you replace them with one of those three, like a Kavanaugh. that moves the court to the left, doesn’t keep it where it is.” DeSantis has said he expects to be able to replace up to four justices if elected President next November.
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