President Trump revealed why Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy retired at a rally in North Dakota for Kevin Kramer’s senatorial race, saying Kennedy had told Trump he had faith in him as president.
“Great man. And I’m very honored that he chose to do it during my term in office, because he felt confident in me to make the right choice and carry on his great legacy, that’s why he did it,” Trump said of Kennedy’s retirement.
“And remember this, so we have a pick to come up, we have to pick a great one. We have to pick one that is going to be there for 40 years, 45 years. We need intellect, we need so many things. There are so many elements, go into the making of a great justice of the Supreme Court, you gotta hit every one of them. Heidi will vote no to any pick we make for the Supreme Court,” Trump continued.
Justice Kennedy announced his impending retirement on Wednesday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate will swiftly nominated Trump’s pick to replace Kennedy on the Supreme Court come this fall. (RELATED: MCCONNELL MAKES A SENATE PROMISE: ‘WE WILL VOTE TO CONFIRM JUSTICE KENNEDY’S SUCCESSOR’)
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