Who Mike Pence Chose To Swear Him In For Inauguration Sends Huge Signal About Supreme Court’s Future
According to a story in Western Journalism:
When President-elect Donald Trump is sworn into office next week, the man holding the Bible will be Chief Justice John Roberts, the author of two of the most infamous court rulings in recent history, as far as conservatives are concerned.
But the justice swearing in Trump’s vice president will symbolize what for many was the key issue of the 2016 election – and why Trump won it in the first place. According to Reuters, Vice President-elect Mike Pence has chosen Justice Clarence Thomas, the court’s second black Supreme Court justice and an icon to American conservatives, to do the honors on Inauguration Day.
And that can only be good news for the United States Constitution.
The makeup of the Supreme Court was one of the biggest issues of the 2016 election. With the court vacancy still open after last year’s death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the winner in November was guaranteed at least one Supreme Court selection.