Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07), the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), was quick to weigh in on today’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of President Trump’s travel ban on residents of foreign countries that fail to meet security screening standards challenged in court by Hawaii.
#SCOTUS decision is a victory against the Left’s open borders agenda and liberal activist judges. We must be able to vet individuals coming into our country so we can keep Tennesseans and America safe! https://t.co/QlzGmc8LEr
— Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) June 26, 2018
As usual, via his social media feed, Democrat Phil Bredesen is doing his best to duck the issue, one critical to many Trump-supporting Tennesseans by saying nothing at all. Were he to do that, he would risk the ire of Progressive Democrats now openly supporting his campaign against Blackburn.
One far left activist, former Barack Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau, called out to his fellow travelers in Tennessee to “stop Trump from packing SCOTUS with more Trumpists is to win the Senate,” with candidates like the Democratic candidate, former Nashville Mayor Phil Bredesen, in a tweet this morning:
The only way to stop Trump from packing SCOTUS with more Trumpists is to win the Senate.
Help @RosenforNevada, @kyrstensinema, @BetoORourke, @PhilBredesen flip R seats.
Help @clairecmc, @SherrodBrown @SenBillNelson, @HeidiHeitkamp, @SenDonnelly, @Sen_JoeManchin keep theirs.
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) June 26, 2018
More on today’s ruling here:
In the 5-4 opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court found that Trump’s travel restriction fell “squarely” within the president’s authority. The court rejected claims that the ban was motivated by religious hostility.
“The [order] is expressly premised on legitimate purposes: preventing entry of nationals who cannot be adequately vetted and inducing other nations to improve their practices,” Roberts wrote. “The text says nothing about religion.”
The case, Trump v. Hawaii, has been central to the administration’s travel policy, presenting a key test of the president’s campaign promise to restrict immigration and secure America’s borders.
Trump, who issued the ban in September, hailed the ruling in the case.
Obviously, Trump was pleased, as well.
SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS TRUMP TRAVEL BAN. Wow!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2018
As conservative political commentator and Tennessee Star political editor Steve Gill noted back in April on the Gill Report, broadcast live on WETR 92.3 FM in Knoxville, these types pf decisions by the high court need to be taken into serious account as Tennessee elects its next U.S. Senator.
That’s why we ought to be watching very carefully in this next election for the US Senate as to who will be on the Supreme Court if people like Phil Bredesen versus Marsha Blackburn are in the position to confirm or deny confirmation to conservative justices.
We need more Neil Gorsuches. We won’t get them with a Phil Bredesen-led US Senate.
There’s more, with audio here.
Now, I don’t think the Supreme Court looks at polls. But they might ought to listen to the American people on this one. Because the American people are applying the common sense that we shouldn’t just let anybody – regardless of who they are, what they’re here for, or where they’re coming from – into our country without asking some basic security questions to determine who they are and why they’re coming here.
Again: the American people get this. And yet you’ve got some members of the Supreme Court who are putting their political agenda ahead of he law and ahead of common sense trying to find a way to just slap Presdent Trump down.
And that’s what you’re going to get with the Kagans and the Sotamayors, and soem of the others on the Court who are there maily to persue a politial agenda rather than to preserve and protect the Constitution.