Ron DeSantis says Nikki Haley would pick ‘liberal Justices’ for SCOTUS

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'That would be a total disaster.'

The hits keep coming in the battle for No. 2 in the Republican presidential race, with Ron DeSantis casting aspersions on Nikki Haley’s potential Supreme Court Justice picks.

During remarks in Iowa, the Florida Governor warned supporters that Haley would move the Supreme Court to the left with appointments should she become President.

“I could only imagine what somebody like a Haley would do. She would do liberal Justices and that would be a total disaster,” DeSantis told a crowd in Council Bluffs Thursday.

The Governor spoke for more than two minutes about Supreme Court picks, with criticisms of the Donald Trump selection process featuring in his remarks, as he warned about what could happen if Justices less reliably conservative that Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas were picked if they were to “step down.”

“If somebody were to appoint the same (Brett) Kavanaugh-type Justices that Trump did, that would actually move the court to the left because those Justices are to the left of Thomas and Alito. So I will be the one that’s best equipped to be able to put Justices on the court to fill their shoes who are going to rule in the same legacy as not just Thomas and Alito, but also the late Justice Antonin Scalia,” DeSantis promised.

“I give Trump credit for a lot of his Judges. But let’s just be honest, he was taking lists that other people prepared for him. He didn’t necessarily create those lists,” DeSantis added.

In contrast, DeSantis would have “people helping” him with selections, but would be “very much involved with that.”

The Governor previously said Trump’s picks moved SCOTUS to “the left,” and he seems to be doubling down on that take here.

DeSantis has pitched himself as a potential “two-term President,” and he told the Council Bluffs crowd that would make him “able to replace two more Justices,” thus allowing him to “potentially have four picks in an eight year stretch and leave a 7 to 2 conservative court.” He has made that claim previously.

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


27 comments

  • John Lentini

    December 8, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    The court desperately need to move left. It is so far right now that the center is not even visible.

    • Earl Pitts "The Ronald's Un-Official Campaign Manager" American

      December 9, 2023 at 8:24 am

      Good mornting American Patriots,
      *this posting can only be seen by DeSantis supporters*
      One of the founders of a nation wide home store whose initials are HD a Mr. Ken Langoon is supporting Nikki rather than the rational choice Ron DeSantis.
      Needless to say, my Patriots, but we, along with our Billions of Dollars will be passing HD on our way to Menards, Loews, Ace Hardware, ect….
      Thank you American Patriots,
      EPA
      *as stated above only DeSantis voters can see this post [thru the majic of AI]. So if you see it, you may not know it now, but you will be voting DeSantis*

      • Joe The Plumber

        December 9, 2023 at 8:44 am

        Thanks Earl, alot of us did not know that about Ken Langone, I’m going to Loews and open one of their contractor accounts right now. Langone’s family has been trying to get him into one of those Happy Trails old folks homes but hes been resisting. I imagine he will be checking into Happy Trails pretty soon though after pulling a M.Mouse move by shooting his business in the foot with his woke rino support for Nikki.
        Anyway thanks for keeping the Patriots up to date. Joe

        • Joe The Plumber

          December 9, 2023 at 8:50 am

          Earl I just got off the phone with his family and they told me that since Ken turned 82 years old he has suffered from an uncontrollable fetish for middle aged hatchett faced MlIFs.
          So Earl lets keep old Ken and his long suffering family in our prayers. Joe

          • Earl Pitts "The Ronald's Un-Official Campaign Manager" American

            December 9, 2023 at 9:09 am

            Thanks Joe for your sage and kind update to Mr. Langone’s struggles hes having in his declining years.
            I pray his family and coworkers will find it in their hearts to work together to round up this old horn dog buckeroo and put him out to pasture in one of the Happy Trails old folks homes.
            And Joe it would also be nice if his family would round up all that money he has ear-marked for that hatchet fac ****** er I mean Nikki ******* and forward that money to it’s proper destination of The Ron DeSantis Campaign.
            Thank you Joe,
            Earl Pitts American

        • rick whitaker

          December 9, 2023 at 9:25 am

          earl you are wrong if you think us smart people don’t know that you are posing as the joe the plumber character. of course you are a big fool, so you continue with the fake characters and lame attempts at humor. keep it up, all you accomplish is driving people away from desantis and the rest of the maga cultist. unfortunately both lowes and home depot are owned by maga cultist, so us dems have to shop elsewhere else even if we have to pay more. almost all of the lowes and home depot store brand products are made in china. how’s your wife pearl doing? is she ok with your sexist comments?

          • Earl Pitts "The Ronald's Un-Official Campaign Manager" American

            December 9, 2023 at 10:00 am

            Good mornting America,
            A NOTE OF THANKS TO MY EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH:
            Thanks my reliable employee, Rick, for your always wacky Leftist-Slanted contrairian follow-up commentary cleaverly designed to elevate me, Earl Pitts American, as America’s most beloved sage and accurate “Political-Go-To-Guru”.
            Karl Rove is crying right now as he realizes that compared to Earl …. well America ….. lets just get real ….. there is no comparison to “The Best”.
            Thanks again Rick,
            Together we rule politics with “The Earl & Rick Show”
            EPA

        • rick whitaker

          December 9, 2023 at 9:27 am

          WARNING ⚠ TROLL COMMENT FROM EARL ( FAKE NAME JOE THE PLUMBER ) PITTS

      • rick whitaker

        December 9, 2023 at 10:33 am

        WARNING ⚠ TROLL COMMENT BY EARL THE FOOL

  • Abram Nicholson

    December 8, 2023 at 1:03 pm

    DeSantis doesn’t know left rom right and has done more damage to Florida than any previous governor. Not to mention the fact that Florida has the third highest covid death rate in the US, undoubtedly a result of DeSantis open school policies and disparagement of vaccine.

    • My Take

      December 8, 2023 at 8:26 pm

      DESSANTIS KILLS GRANDMAS
      With His Covid Recklessness
      ===
      Bumper Sticker

      • rick whitaker

        December 9, 2023 at 9:29 am

        my take, great bumper sticker. i bet that earl fool is jealous of you.

        • Earl Pitts "The Ronald's Un-Official Campaign Manager" American

          December 9, 2023 at 10:09 am

          Good catch Rick,
          As everyone knows I, Earl Pitts American, have the franchise of Free Bumper Stickers, locked down.
          Normally I would have my faithfull employee, Rick, send a legal cease and dissist letter to My Take.
          However, I, Earl Pitts American, kind of like My Take and will allow the Free Bumper Stickers by My Take to continue without legal action and/or harrassment.
          EPA

          • rick whitaker

            December 9, 2023 at 10:13 am

            WARNING ⚠ TROLL COMMENT BY EARL THE OFFICIAL FOOL

    • Rude Eye

      December 9, 2023 at 6:29 pm

      And I thought big Dick Scott was the worst governor. Ron Disastrous makes Dick Scott look good, almost.

  • Suzan

    December 8, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    Meanwhile DeSantis has managed to dumb down Florida’s educational systems. SAT scores, lack of teachers, professors turning down positions with Florida universities, a third of Florida students chronically absent, book bans, empty school libraries, etc. What a gd mess.

    • Earl Pitts American

      December 9, 2023 at 9:21 am

      Thank you Suzan for your interest in politics,
      Everything you described is the fault of Democrat politicians who are controlled by the Teachers Unions.
      And Suzan yes I, Earl Pitts American, would be glad to take you on as an intern.
      The only difference in interning under the sage tuttaledge of Earl Pitts American as opposed with the major brokerage banks is you will be paid.
      Thanks again Suzan, I’m looking forward to “onboarding” you into our organization,
      Earl Pitts American

      • rick whitaker

        December 9, 2023 at 9:37 am

        CAUTION ⚠ TROLL COMMENT BY EARL THE FOOL

  • Michael K

    December 8, 2023 at 3:35 pm

    We know that the DeSanti would only shop the Leo Leonard white “Christian” nationalist Supreme Court justice catalog to pick a pack of right-wing papists to join the existing Vatican court.

  • Dont Say FLA

    December 8, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    At least Haley would pick justices for the Supreme Court.

    Rhonda would pick his nose and then wipe on somebody else’s shirt.

  • TJC

    December 8, 2023 at 5:00 pm

    DeSantis once again assumes the people who might vote for him are ignorant. And to some degree I must agree with that. But to suggest to GOP voters that Nikki Haley would pick liberal justices is nonsense, she’s plenty conservative, just not a would-be fascist like him. But he is also such an Ivy League snob (no matter what he says) he believes he can fool GOP voters into believing Haley is a closet liberal, and for that insult alone those voters should shun him.

    • Earl Pitts "Poly-Sci Professor" American

      December 9, 2023 at 9:32 am

      Good mornting American Patriot Students of The Esteamed Earl Pitts American Political Science University
      Please study the above post from “TJC” as a classic example of a Dook 4 Brains RINO’s rationalization for stabbing his/her own Great Nation in the back.
      *hint hint all my Poly-Sci students there “may” be a pop quiz on this Monday Morning*,
      Professor Earl Pitts American

      • rick whitaker

        December 9, 2023 at 9:39 am

        CAUTION ⚠ TROLL COMMENT BY EARL SHITTS

  • My Take

    December 8, 2023 at 9:51 pm

    This goofball believes the average American WANTS an extreme rightwing government.
    Tò the right of Trump.

    !

  • Sonja Fitch

    December 9, 2023 at 8:11 am

    Lol. Lol. Daily laugh of Desantis bs! Now football ! Army and Navy are both winners. Thank you !

  • woke up with woke

    December 9, 2023 at 10:47 am

    Hardly an ideal of virtue is Rona’s boy “Just Us” about the size of a tall boy Uncle Tomus. Geeze apparently Rona doesn’t read or believe the news reports about all of the gifts and sleeze involved with his “honor.” Oops. As for Alito, let’s just vomit. Rona’s judicial appointments in Florida are a disgrace and I will bet that he will just let the Federalist Society “”suggest” which right wing nuts to pick. Go to Hell, Rona and stay there.

  • Richard Russell

    December 11, 2023 at 11:48 am

    No doubt, she is a RINO, as bad as our esteemed Minority Leader in the Senate, whose wife’s Father is in bed with Xi jinping and the CCP!

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