DeSantis Fueling Speculation as Potential Presidential Candidate: Conservative Majority in Supreme Court Possible

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) disclosed that the next US President might have the opportunity to appoint two more conservative justices to the Supreme Court, giving the court an increased majority of conservative judges. He made this statement at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention on Monday.
According to DeSantis, the move could further shift the legal landscape of the country, impacting a wide array of issues, from gun control and healthcare to voting rights and climate change. However, the process could take up to two years, leaving some to wonder if it will be a top priority for the next US President.
It is worth noting that DeSantis is expected to announce his candidacy for the presidency this week, becoming the most recent Republican to follow in the footsteps of late President Trump. How this will impact his stance on nominee selection in the future is yet to be seen.

During an interview, DeSantis suggested that within the next two presidential administrations, there may be a requirement for replacements for two Supreme Court justices, namely, Justice Clarence Thomas and Justice Samuel Alito. DeSantis acknowledged that these two individuals are currently the leading exemplars in terms of their legal reasoning.
Despite his admiration towards Thomas and Alito, DeSantis also criticized some of the Court's conservative justices. He believes that replacing a Clarence Thomas with someone more like a Roberts or similar would tilt the court toward the left, disrupting the current balance.

He also mentioned that Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Justice John Roberts would need to be replaced in the coming years.

"If you were able to do that, you would have a 7-2 conservative majority on the Supreme Court that would last a quarter century," he added. "Alito and Thomas as well as actually make improvements with those others."

Republicans are in favour of a conservative Supreme Court majority since Roe v. Wade's restrictions on abortion access have been repealed, among other reasons. DeSantis highlighted his signature of Florida's prohibition on abortions after six weeks in his speech.

Let's be absolutely clear about this: When we take action to safeguard an unborn kid with a palpable heartbeat, we are doing it in a legal manner. This is kind. It's not harsh at all. It is the correct thing to do," he remarked during the conference amid cheers.

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