Ron DeSantis eyes replacing 4 SCOTUS Justices if elected President

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The Governor said 2 'legends' would be hard to replace.

Florida’s Governor has a vision to transform the United States Supreme Court if he gets two terms in the White House.

During an interview with The Family LeaderRon DeSantis named two Supreme Court Justices he thought would be easy to replace, and two others that would require his penchant for putting “good constitutionalists on the bench” to replace in ways that would satisfy conservatives.

“You look at the next President. A two-term President is going to replace Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas, most likely, maybe (Chief Justice) John Roberts and maybe even someone like Sonia Sotomayor,” DeSantis said.

“Now, Sotomayor is very left-wing. You’re probably going to do a lot better than that without even thinking. Roberts, very wishy-washy; you of course can do much better there.”

The other two would be more difficult to replace, in DeSantis’ view.

“Thomas and Alito are the gold standard. So you’ve got to be willing, you got appoint people that are going to be in those similar veins, because if you replace a Thomas with, like a Roberts, that’s going to move the court to the left. So what we want to make sure that we’re doing is fortifying the conservative majority on the Supreme Court,” DeSantis said.

“If you are called upon to replace the two legends, you got to get people that are going to walk in those footsteps and carry on their legacy.”

DeSantis has previously said he sees a path to a “7-2” conservative majority on the Supreme Court if he is elected President.

“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 told the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in May.

A.G. Gancarski

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


  • Impeach Biden

    November 13, 2023 at 6:03 pm

    Well this should be very entertaining.

  • Michael K

    November 13, 2023 at 6:10 pm

    I think he’s on drugs.

    • Emelia Thompson

      November 16, 2023 at 1:28 am

      Delusional desantis is death on arrival. His comments on supreme court is outrageous as a wonna be president and it will come baçk to hunt him.

  • tom palmer

    November 13, 2023 at 6:14 pm

    Thomas is the gold standard for corruption. Wonder if he is still a porn addict.

  • My Take loop

    November 13, 2023 at 7:47 pm

    To paraphrase Hiaasen, you could throw a mullet net over any bus bench and recruit better than Clarence.

  • PeterH

    November 13, 2023 at 8:26 pm

    More DeSantis magical thinking! DeSantis will never be president!

  • MH/Duuuval

    November 13, 2023 at 9:39 pm

    Thomas and Alito have been on the take for decades, and show no sign of changing. Roberts has arguably done more damage to the court than any single justice since Justice Taney wrote in the Dred Scott opinion that Black folks have no rights white folks need recognize.


    November 14, 2023 at 7:47 am


  • Carolyn j

    November 14, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    DeSantis is a dictator in the making. He shows so little respect for the Supreme Court. He doesn’t want it to function as an independent part of our government with integrity and unbiased decisions. His language, and comments are disgusting.

  • Richard Russell

    November 14, 2023 at 1:04 pm

    Don’t worry, he isn’t going to be President in 2025-

  • Sharon

    November 14, 2023 at 4:29 pm

    Ron DeSantis is delusional. Hopefully soon he’ll realize he will never be president, of this country at least, and will bow out.

  • Angie

    November 14, 2023 at 5:44 pm

    Disgusting when he opening admits that the Supreme Court needs to be partisan. How about the rule of law?

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