Honestly, there hasn’t been enough discussion about appointing a new Supreme Court judge to fill the place of Justice Scalia, but that all changed at the last presidential debate on Oct. 19, when Donald Trump insisted his ‘pro-life’ justices would overturn Roe V. Wade. Here’s the scoop.
Justice Antonin Scalia passed away on Feb. 16, 2016. Though it’s nearly unprecedented for a chair to go unfilled for that long (a whopping 8 months so far), the Republicans have stopped every attempt by President Barack Obama to fill that seat. Neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump have spent much time addressing the issue, but luckily we finally got their take on the situation when Chris Wallace questioned them on potential choices at the last debate on Oct. 19.
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Donald made it extremely clear that anyone he appointed to the Supreme Court would see to it that Roe V. Wade, which gives women the right to have an abortion, would be overturned. “I will put pro-life justices in the court,” said Donald. With a GOP majority, Don says this will “automatically overturn” Roe V. Wade so the making of abortion laws would “go back to the states.”
Hillary feels the exact opposite. “I will defend Planned Parenthood. I will defend Roe V. Wade,” she clapped back. “This is one of the worst choices a woman can make and I don’t think the government should be making it.” Preach!
Donald also insisted his appointee would fight for guns. “We need a Supreme Court that is going to hold up the second amendment, which is under siege. It is under such tremor.” Hillary has other plans. She says we need to “stand up and basically say the Supreme Court should represent all of us,” and that she “looks forward to having that opportunity.”
Though Hillary and Donald got heated discussing the Supreme Court situation, it definitely wasn’t the most tense moment of the presidential race thus far. Donald has been accused of sexually assaulting several women over the years after a video of him saying he grabs women “by the p***y” came out on Oct. 7. On the other hand, Hillary has been battling the issue of her private server and deleted emails. Though these things must be addressed, we’re glad the sensationalism subsided so we could talk about more political things tonight.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think about the comments regarding the Supreme Court? Share your thoughts with us!