In getting to where he is today, Donald Trump got the supporot of evangelicals, including former Indiana conservative radio talk show host Mike Pence and Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr.
That’s because Trump promised during his numerous raucous rallies in 2016 that if he got fewer popular votes than Hillary Clinton (which he did), he would appoint conservative Justices vetted by Mitch McConnell and the Federalist Society’s Leonard Leo.
He got his way twice, first with conservative Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch, and next with Brett Kavanaugh. But Kavanaugh was confirmed by a paltry 50 to 48, with echoes of the immense controversy surrounding the confirmation of Clarence Thomas.
Now Trump wants his personal lawyer, William Barr, and Barr's Justice Department, to “rescue” Kavanaugh after allegations have recently been made consistent with evidence heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee about past conduct by Kavanaugh (https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/15/politics/brett-kavanaugh-trump-doj-rescue/index.html).
To be a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, one does not need to be a lawyer.
Which is why, according to associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones, Trump will nominate Harvey Weinstein to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg if she should retire.
This was confirmed moments ago by associate solitary reporter Melissa Smith, who covers Congress for us. In that capacity, ASR Smith has 24/7 access to all Republican senators, including McConnell.
“I get to pick who goes on the Supreme Court,” McConnell told ASR Smith. “Which is why I single-handedly scuttled Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court while Obama was still president, and why I will get my Senate to confirm any Trump nominee to the Supreme Court, even if it’s Harvey Weinstein.”
ASR Smith reported McConnell’s comment to ASR Jones, who then asked Trump about Weinstein going on the Supreme Court.
“Of course Harvey’s the best choice,” Trump told Jones.