Open seat is bad news for 'Pelosi puppets'

Thursday, September 24, 2020
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Supreme Court sunriseA pro-gun activist says two of President Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees would be a vast improvement over Ruth Bader Ginsburg when it comes to Second Amendment rights.

During her tenure on the high court, Ginsburg was not a friend of the Second Amendment. So Mike Hammond, legislative council to Gun Owners of America, says her vacant seat is a huge deal for the gun rights advocates.

"If [President Trump] replaces her with a conservative, then you have a somewhat more reliable conservative bench in terms of their willingness to adhere to the Constitution and the laws as opposed to making up their own law in order to achieve their ideological objectives," Hammond notes.

The two potential nominees he argues would stand strongly for Second Amendment rights are Judges Amy Coney Barrett (7th U.S. Circuit Court) and Barbara Lagoa (11th U.S. Circuit Court).

He adds that the Supreme Court vacancy will also have an impact on the election.

"Unless Trump drops the ball, it helps Trump," Hammond continues. "If Trump benefits, I think all the Republicans down the ballot are going to benefit as well. That includes the Senate, but that includes particularly the House, where voters will tend to vote for the same House member as their presidential candidate."

That is especially true for the traditionally Republican districts that were captured by Democrats who said they would be moderate "but have turned into Pelosi puppets."


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