Very few sitting U.S. Senators have ever had the privilege of appointing Judges to the bench, so former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R) finds himself in a very unique position as the upcoming Senate confirmation hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S.Supreme Court begin on October 12.
During his 8-years as governor of Florida, Sen. Scott appointed 407 judges.
Scott has released a video he narrates outlining his support for President Trump’s judicial pick to the Supreme Court vowing to support her nomination after meeting with her earlier this week.
“I pointed 407 judges in Florida and there’s only one issue I cared about,” said Scott. Do they understand which branch of government they’re in? They’re not in the Executive Branch, they’re not in the legislative branch, they’re in one branch, Judiciary. And are they going to want to make law or interpret law? If they want to interpret law, I think they’re great.?
Scott warned that if Senate Democrats “refuse to engage” the judicial confirmation process, Republicans in the Senate would “just be able to confirm judge Barrett faster.”
Democrats have already signaled that they will be asserting every parliamentarian and process move they will have available to them.
Senator Richard Blumenthal’s refusal to even meet with Judge Barrett, and his commitment to vote against her nomination, prompted former Florida Congressman Allen West to remind Americans of the senator’s false claim (Stolen Valor) that he served in Vietnam.
“When I think about what Senator Richard Blumenthal recently just said over the weekend that he will refuse to meet with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, calling her nomination illegitimate, I find that discussing because here’s the same person who lied about serving in Vietnam, a place where my older brother served,” Allen West said.