Ron DeSantis vents about Donald Trump picks moving SCOTUS to ‘the left’
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The Governor criticized Kavanaugh and Gorsuch during an Iowa event Saturday.

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.”

“In Title VII, Congress outlawed discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Today, we must decide whether an employer can fire someone simply for being homosexual or transgender. The answer is clear. An employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex. Sex plays a necessary and undisguisable role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids,” Gorsuch wrote at the time.

DeSantis suggested that when the next president replaces conservative stalwarts Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, picking “good judges” is not enough.

“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 said. “As a president, you got to know that we’re going to need justices in the mold of it, Alito, in the mold of Clarence Thomas to replace them and then any other vacancies that may occur, because if you don’t get that right, then you’re moving the court in a more leftward direction.”

DeSantis has said he expects to be able to replace up to four justices if elected President next November.

He has also 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.

The Trump campaign notes that DeSantis’ denunciation of the former President’s court picks contradicts what he said back in 2018. See below for the video evidence of its claim.

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


  • Silly Wabbit

    November 18, 2023 at 1:12 pm

    He kwazy.

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      November 18, 2023 at 1:50 pm

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    • Earl Pitts "The Big Voice On The Right" American

      November 18, 2023 at 7:45 pm

      Love me some Silly Wabbit,
      Yes “The Donald” was the greatest of all time. And “The Beloved Donald” is wise enough, in “The Donald’s” great wisdom to 100% know no matter how much we humans all wish we could control the hands of time – that is exclusively the hands of “The Lord God Allmighty In Heaven Above”.
      That, America, is why “The Donald” is going to accept the high honor of “BORDER CZAR” for all EIGHT YEARS of the DeSantis Administration.
      My Patriots let us pause our “Sphincter Tighting Fears and Concerns” and pay homage to all the hard work our boy, Earl Pitts American, has done behind the scenes, to insure a great future for our beloved children and grandchildren.
      And that, My beloved Patriots, is the “Ron/Don” salvation of the planet.
      Yes as prophesied Armageddon will come, all Hell will break loose on the planet. But not on the watch of “The Ronald and The Donald”.
      We will stave-off the inevitable “Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth” for another 150 years America. This takes your “Family Lineage” all the way out to your Great-Great-Great Grandchildren.
      America, just think about it, anyone opposed to our Great plan for our Great future wants their future families to suffer the wrath of the Devil.
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      • rick whitaker

        November 18, 2023 at 8:11 pm


  • My Take

    November 18, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    “They didn’t even know what it was then.”
    Nor did the Founding Fathers know about or approve assault rifles, 100-round banana clips, or bump stocks.

    • Earl Pitts "The Big Voice On The Right" American

      November 18, 2023 at 7:50 pm

      Thank you for coming to your senses and agreeing with “The Sage Wisdom” of Earl Pitts American.

  • BobN

    November 18, 2023 at 2:32 pm

    What, no mention of how SCOTUS keeps slapping down his own policies?

    • Tom

      November 18, 2023 at 4:04 pm

      That would be the right answer. For someone who is supposed to be a lawyer, he’s not much of a lawyer. Most of what he’s done has been overturned thankfully.

    • Earl Pitts "The Big Voice On The Right" American

      November 18, 2023 at 7:51 pm

      Thank you for coming to your senses and agreeing with “The Sage Wisdom” of Earl Pitts American.

  • PeterH

    November 18, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Voting for Trump or DeSantis propels the American experience from very bad to worse!

    Today’s Republicans are America’s worst enemy!

    Vote all Republicans out of office!

    • DEBRA

      November 18, 2023 at 6:06 pm

      Amen. I believe, Desantis is more dangerous than Trump if that is possible.

    • My Take

      November 19, 2023 at 3:10 am

      Republicans are America’s worst enemy!
      Trump’S Derangement Syndrome
      Trump Deification Syndrome

  • Joe

    November 18, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    This tiny angry candidate has lost all touch with reality.

    • Earl Pitts "The Big Voice On The Right" American

      November 18, 2023 at 7:57 pm

      Thank you, Joe, for coming to your senses and agreeing with “The Sage Wisdom” of Earl Pitts American.

    • My Take

      November 19, 2023 at 3:12 am

      More detached, perhaps, than deranged.

  • My Take

    November 24, 2023 at 1:10 am

    He’d love anòther Judge Friesler.
    In another Sondergericht (“special court”) set up to operate outside the constitution.

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