Marsha Blackburn: “We Need Constitutionalist Judges,” Not Activists

Marsha Blackburn:

( – President Biden will soon be putting forward his nomination for our next Supreme Court justice, and the partisan maneuvering is already starting. Biden says he wants to appoint a black woman to fulfill a campaign bargain. Republicans would prefer him to use more relevant criteria to make his selection.

On January 30, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) appeared on Fox’s Sunday Night In America to discuss the upcoming nomination process. The last two nominations – Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett – were highly partisan and turned into bitter power struggles. Blackburn told host Trey Gowdy she hopes this confirmation hearing will be “approached as a respectful process.”

Blackburn went on to stress the importance of sending constitutionalist judges to the Supreme Court. She said we need justices who will be focused on the Constitution and the rule of law, and warned against activist judges who “are going to make rulings the way they would like to see things be.” She went on to point out that many of Biden’s nominations for judicial positions have tended to be radical, activist or controversial in some other way. “They are outside of the mainstream,” she said.

Will Biden pick a mainstream judge to replace Justice Stephen Breyer when he retires, or will he let the Democrat left push him into appointing another radical?

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