On June 18, 2020, President Donald Trump sharply criticized the U.S. Supreme Court for a number of its recent decisions that clashed with conservative interests.
He Tweeted, “These horrible & politically charged decisions coming out of the Supreme Court are shotgun blasts into the face of people that are proud to call themselves Republicans or Conservatives. We need more Justices or we will lose our 2nd. Amendment & everything else. Vote Trump 2020!”
These horrible & politically charged decisions coming out of the Supreme Court are shotgun blasts into the face of people that are proud to call themselves Republicans or Conservatives. We need more Justices or we will lose our 2nd. Amendment & everything else. Vote Trump 2020!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2020
Trump is referring to a Supreme Court case where it was determined that a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 extends its protections to transgender individuals. In addition, Trump expressed frustration with the Court’s decision to keep President Barack Obama’s illegal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty in place.
These two cases marked significant reversals for social conservatives in the case of the former and immigration patriots who want to put the clamps on mass migration in the case of latter. Additionally, the Supreme Court did not even bother to take on cases dealing with Second Amendment items.
It’s time for conservatives to recognize that the courts will not always save them. That’s the nature of the political beast in times when the managerial Left has infected nearly every branch of the government.
This radical change in American politics will require conservatives to adapt. Namely, they will need to become more active in local and state level politics.
As far as federal politics is concerned, they will need to build strong political machines to ensure that principled candidates are elected, and most importantly, secure majorities in both chambers of Congress to allow conservative presidents to actually pass solid legislation and repeal bad legislation.
None on of this will come easy, conservatives must be ready to put in the work to make this a reality.
The Attorney General on His Way Out?: Trump Mulls Firing Bill Barr, Advisers Trying to Dissuade Him
Trump is unhappy about more than just Barr’s recent voter fraud comments.
President Donald Trump is considering firing Attorney General William Barr, with the Washington Post reporting Wednesday evening that Trump “remained livid” at him.
On Tuesday Barr said that the Justice Department did not find evidence of “fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.”
An unnamed senior administration official told the Post that although Trump is upset about Barr’s comments, he’s also unhappy with Barr about other matters, such as his previous lack of action on the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign and his handling of John Durham.
The president is pressuring Barr to release the “Durham report,” which could implicate officials in using the investigation to target Trump for political reasons. But Trump also sees Barr’s secret appointment of Durham to DOJ special counsel as a “stall tactic.”
In the wake of Election Day Attorney General Barr authorized federal prosecutors to “investigate substantial allegations” of voter fraud. But in his comments Tuesday, Barr claimed that “most claims of fraud are very particularized to a particular set of circumstances or actors or conduct.”
“They are not systemic allegations,” said Barr.
Trump may want to fire Barr, but several advisers are trying to persuade him not to, according to the unnamed senior official.
Either way, it’s tough to see how Barr remains attorney general for much longer. If Joe Biden pulls off the steal and gets inaugurated, he will certainly replace Barr with his own AG. And if Trump hangs on for his second and final term, he may very well want to clean house and start afresh.
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