DeSantis Attacks Supreme Court?
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis expressed his admiration for conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas during a recent meeting with evangelical leaders. Describing Justice Thomas as the epitome of excellence, Governor DeSantis highlighted his aspiration to follow in his footsteps if he were to be elected president next year. He emphasized the importance of constructing a conservative majority on the court that could potentially shape the nation’s legal landscape for an extended period of time.
Liberals raged over the fact that DeSantis did this however it has only strengthened his position in the 2024 race along the GOP.
According to Newsweek, at the National Religious Broadcasters International Christian Media Convention in Orlando, the prominent conservative figure and frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination made a strong effort on Monday to establish his religious credentials among influential evangelical leaders. In his address, he not only emphasized his own personal faith but also outlined how it would shape his actions and policies if elected to office.
DeSantis then said, “Make no mistake, weaponized government is one faction of society turning the reins of power against those people they don’t like. And the people that are in power now do not like people of faith.”
Governor DeSantis, known for his determined endeavors to transform Florida from a politically diverse state into a stronghold of conservative values, also shared his aspirations for the nation’s highest court. He expressed his intention to leverage the court to solidify Republican goals on a national scale, intending for them to endure for decades into the future.
Governor DeSantis addressed the audience, highlighting the shift of the U.S. Supreme Court to a conservative majority during the Trump administration. He emphasized the potential openings in the court in the years to come, presenting them as opportunities for a Republican administration to nominate justices and establish a 7-2 conservative majority that could potentially shape the court’s decisions for a significant period of time, extending up to twenty-five years.
Governor DeSantis highlighted Justice Clarence Thomas as a role model and expressed his belief that Thomas could serve as a template for further shifting the court towards the right. He discussed the potential retirements of not only Thomas and fellow conservative Justice Samuel Alito but also liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor and right-leaning Justice John Roberts, who is often seen as a swing vote on the court. DeSantis pointed out that these potential retirements could present an opportunity to solidify a more conservative leaning court.