Last week President Donald J. Trump’s pick, Neil Gorsuch, to replace deceased ironic conservative justice Antonin Scalia was, thanks to the invocation of the so called "nuclear option," confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
This was a huge victory not just for the president, who badly needed one after the healthcare debacle created primarily by the incompetence of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.
Coming just one day after the commander in chief took "command" and reigned down Tomahawk missiles on Syria for its illegal use of chemical weapons against its own people, the confirmation of now Justice Gorsuch was a victory for the Constitution and all Americans who believe in the rule of law.
About fourteen months earlier it was the mysterious death of Justice Scalia that opened the door for our new president to appoint Justice Gorsuch. This death occurred while the jurist was on a hunting trip to Texas, where he journeyed without his usual body guard protection, accorded to all Supreme Court justices and supplied by the U.S. Marshals Service. Like the U.S. Secret Service does for the president, the U.S. Marshal Service protects the nation’s judiciary.
Some, such as yours truly, have wondered whether the death of Justice Scalia, having come at a very opportune time just before the end of the Obama presidency, and while major and politically controversial landmark cases were pending or likely to come before the Supreme Court, such as the legal challenges to Obama’s executive orders granting what in effect was amnesty to over 5 million illegal aliens, was too convenient to be so quickly dismissed as chance. Indeed, Justice Scalia, who had no security protection, as he decided not to request any on this fateful trip, was found strangely lying dead in a hotel room bed with a pillow over his head. To make matters more suspect, no autopsy was ever performed on him and his family presumably let the tragedy "die" without questioning any possible motive. The justice was simply declared dead of natural causes, something which I found strange given that he appeared quite fit during the months, weeks, and days leading up to his demise.
Whether or not Justice Scalia died of natural causes is not the primary issue however. Given the vicious and hateful "politics" of various interests on the left these days, with prominent Hollywood entertainers like Madonna, Charlie Sheen, Snoop Dog, Black Lives Matter types, and even CNN in a broadcast shortly before the inauguration on January 20, 2017, calling for or suggesting that an Obama cabinet member could be sworn in as president if terrorists killed President-elect Trump, Vice President-elect Mike Pence and Speaker Paul Ryan on the Capitol steps before The Donald was sworn in, the groundwork has been laid to stoke violence as well against this new conservative Supreme Court justice pick of now President Trump.
Many on the left, including the other television networks MSNBC, NBC, and even mainstream written media newspapers like The New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times, have whipped up such venom against President Trump and the conservatives who support him, that it is not inconceivable that an attempt will be made, as in the John Grisham novel and Hollywood movie "The Pelican Brief," on the lives of not just Gorscuch but the four other conservative justices on the high court.
For some on the left, having attempted to block the confirmation of Justice Gorsuch through an attempted filibuster in the U.S. Senate through their proxies in the Democratic Party lead by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer — which they seek to "justify" as tit-for-tat for the previous successful Republican efforts to block the confirmation of Obama appointee Merrick Garland — may be tempted to take matters in their own hands.
One will probably never know the real cause of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, but we cannot take a chance that some out of control forces on the left will now seek to extract retribution for President Trump’s appointment and the "nuclear" confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch. The stakes are high when they come to the Supreme Court as there is an on-going war between the ideologies of the left and the right in this country.
As a result, the U.S. Marshals Service must now be vigilant and not leave other justices unprotected as it did sadly with Justice Scalia.
Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, is known for his strong public interest advocacy in furtherance of ethics in government and individual freedoms and liberties. To read more of his reports, Go Here Now.
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