Ron DeSantis: Next president likely to choose at least two new Supreme Court Justices

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The Governor sees a road to a 7-2 conservative court.

Gov. Ron DeSantis is mulling changes to come to the Supreme Court in “the next eight years,” in remarks that clearly seem tailored to his impending 2024 Presidential campaign.

DeSantis, addressing the National Religious Broadcasters Convention, outlined his belief that many jurists may have to be replaced, outlining an opportunity for a potential “7-2” conservative court.

“You know, the U.S. Supreme Court with some of the recent appointments is in a much better spot than it’s been in a long time. But I think if you look over, you know, the next two presidential terms, there is a good chance that you could be called upon to seek replacements for Justice Clarence Thomas and Justice Samuel Alito,” DeSantis said, referring to two conservative standard bearers.

“And the issue with that is you can’t really do better than those two. They are the gold standard for jurisprudence. And so you got to make sure that we’re appointing people who are going to be as close to that standard as possible,” DeSantis said.

The Governor noted that it could go wrong.

“If you replace a Clarence Thomas with somebody like a John Roberts or somebody like that, then you’re going to actually see the court move to the left and you can’t do that,” DeSantis said.

“I also think if you, if you look over those eight years, you very well could be called upon to replace Chief Justice John Roberts and perhaps even someone like Justice Sonia Sotomayor.”

“So it is possible that in those eight years, we’d have the opportunity to fortify justices, Alito and Thomas as well as actually make improvements with those others. And if you were able to do that, you would have a 7 to 2 conservative majority on the Supreme Court that would last a quarter century,” the Governor noted.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


8 comments

  • Ed Dot Com 👍

    May 22, 2023 at 7:46 pm

    It’s all huff and puff. He will not become president. Just entertaining degenerates and sipping fine wine on that airplane. You paid for it!

  • Casey Your Governor

    May 22, 2023 at 8:00 pm

    Does MoRon have a Fantasy SCOTUS league? That’s as close as Casey will ever get to that cosplay.

  • PeterH

    May 22, 2023 at 8:35 pm

    Ron DeSantis will never be president!

  • Michael K

    May 22, 2023 at 10:43 pm

    Thanks Ron – for helping millions of people ensure you never see the inside of the White House. All you have to do is see what happened to New College to seehow the wrecking ball of holier-than-thou Casey and Ron works.

  • WhatNow

    May 22, 2023 at 11:48 pm

    God help us all if this pea brain becomes President.

  • woke to the yoke

    May 23, 2023 at 8:27 am

    Seriously? “the gold standard of jurisprudence?” What’s Rona on? Did he really utter that or is this all a crazy dream? Gee, he should get his money back on that Harvard Law School JD. I’m thinking of calling 911 because I am hurting so much from belly laughing!!! Maybe a tall boy of Bud Light will help, or maybe Justice Thomas can compare his thing to that can. Rona should be Baker Acted as he is clearly a threat to himself and others! That Dude is craxy!!!

  • Dont Say FLA

    May 23, 2023 at 10:25 am

    Rhonda seems to be confessing that Alito and Thomas are corrupted and should be replaced. Rhonda also seems to be confessing that the SCOTUS is exactly as politically biased as the Left has been crying recently. Rhonda, your slip is showing. Again. Get a job you can do, Rhonda. You aren’t cut of the proper cloth for dealing with other people who are smart. That is why you ban books and hobble educators and reject Tesla jobs and reject Imagnineers jobs. You must of had a really hard time in those Ivy League schools you went to, Yarvard and Hale. Did you get bullied there too? Is that why you demonstrably despise smart folks? Did guys in Yarvard and Hale sweater pound your face (and I’m betting it was with their dicks, hence your hatred of the gays), yelling the whole time “Why do you keep punching yourself in the face, Rhonda? Why do you keep punching yourself in the face?”

  • Al

    May 24, 2023 at 12:35 pm

    Thomas and Alito 2 thieves. CAN do better than them.

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