Washington, D.C. insiders believe liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg will retire after the 2020 election.
To excite conservative reporters, President Trump released a new short list of judicial nominees.
But Donald Trump just got some bad news about his top choice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
President Trump sought to recreate the winning dynamic from his 2016 campaign by releasing 20 additional names of potential nominees to pick from should a Supreme Court vacancy arise.
Ruth Bader Ginsberg has been in and out of this hospital over the last several years after various cancer treatments and many believe she is only hanging on in hopes Joe Biden wins in 2020 and Biden can pick her replacement.
If Trump wins, then Ginsberg’s replacement will likely come from one of the new names on the list.
One name that struck many conservatives as the top contender was Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
But on Sunday, in an interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo, Cruz took his name out of consideration for the Supreme Court.
“It is deeply honoring,” Cruz stated. “It’s humbling to be included in the list. I’m grateful that the President has that confidence in me.”
But Cruz hinted that he had ambitions for another White House run in 2024.
“But it’s not the desire of my heart,” Cruz continued. “I want to be in the political fight. I want to be fighting to nominate and confirm three, four, five principled constitutionalist justices.”
“I want to stay fighting right where I am in the U.S. Senate,” the Texas Republican added.
Despite Cruz pulling his name out of contention for the Supreme Court conservatives were pleased with the President’s list of potential justices.
There were no John Roberts-style RINOs on the list and every potential nominee was a solid conservative.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.