July 7, 2018

This week we had the opportunity to celebrate our nation. We are honored to have the freedoms that we have been given by our Heavenly Father and by our Founding Fathers through the Constitution. Independence Day is a reminder of how great a nation we live in and also, our responsibility to keep it great.

One of the provisions in the Constitution that ensures our freedoms is the establishment and standards of the Supreme Court (Article III). President Trump has been given a second opportunity to nominate a Supreme Court Justice who will continue to defend those freedoms for generations to come. This is not a matter of Conservative vs. Liberal or Republican vs. Democrat. This is a matter of upholding the Constitution.

Last year, our President chose Justice Neil Gorsuch to replace Justice Antonin Scalia and we have been reaping the benefits since. If you missed last week’s update, you can read some of those Supreme Court wins here. Now, President Trump is moving forward with interviewing candidates from his list of 25 potential nominees. While news outlets are speculating of who is on his “shortlist“, we will not know whom he will officially nominate until July 9th.

This news has certainly caused an upheaval among Democrats and even a few moderate Republicans in the Senate. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) originally stated that she would not vote for any nominee that would overturn the pro-abortion ruling Roe v. Wade. However, she walked some of those statements back signaling that she may now vote in favor of the President’s pick. Others are concerned about the Court overturning Obergefell v. Hodges which redefined marriage allowing same-sex unions. While these opportunities to overturn unprecedented rulings would be monumental, it is, for now, a fear-tactic being used by Liberals.

With a well-vetted list and a capable team surrounding our President, Eagle Forum is hopeful that he will select someone who will defend our Constitution and protect American families for years to come.