Mike Johnson On Kennedy SCOTUS Resignation: ‘A Seismic Moment’ [VIDEO]
Congressman Mike Johnson talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the resignation of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, possible replacements and what this, the second Donald Trump court appointee, will mean for the country.
Johnson tells KEEL ;isteners that the Kennedy resignation "has been highly anticipated for a long time. Justice Kennedy has been very coy about his intentions. He had hinted...many months ago that he might be thinking in this regard, so, everyone was waiting with baited breath." The Congressman then explains the importance of the timing: "It really is a seismic moment for the country. We have an opportunity here, with President Trump in office, to put a true Constitutional conservative in that slot."
Johnson also talks about how, despite near-hysterical rhetoric, Democrats just don't have the numbers to stop any nominee's confirmation: "At the end of the day, there isn't really anything the Senate Democrats can do to stop this, because the rules are that you just need fifty-one votes.We have the sufficient number of votes and, if it goes as anticipated, we will have a committed, conservative justice on the court."