HRC drops new video about Trump’s hopes for Supreme Court Justices
The nation’s largest equality group is no friend of Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump and they’ve dropped a new video to help prove their point.
Trump, who’s claimed to be a “real friend” to the gays, has challenged Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on her immigration stance saying her policies on open immigration will harm LGBTQs because of the increase in Muslim refugees who will persecute sexual minorities in line with their religious beliefs.
“Hillary Clinton can never claim to be a friend of the gay community as long as she continues to support immigration policies that bring Islamic extremists into our country and who suppress women, gays and anyone else who doesn’t share their views or values.” – Trump via CNN
But if Trump plans to be a friend of the gays, his choice for SCOTUS judges would seem to suggest otherwise. Have a look at the HRC ad below:
As shown, Trump has said he wishes to bring in judges in the mold of former Justice Antonin Scalia. Scalia was no friend to the LGBTQ community or really any minority community and gave birth to the originalist argument when it comes to constitutional law.
“Justice Scalia,” Trump says in video from the second presidential debate. “Great Judge”
“Donald Trump’s dangerous and hateful vision for our Supreme Court is to appoint justices in the model of Antonin Scalia — a man who spent his entire judicial career disparaging LGBTQ Americans, calling us murderers and polygamists,” said HRC President Chad Griffin in a release sent along with the new video. “The future of the Supreme Court is at stake in this election, and we cannot allow Donald Trump to nominate a new generation of anti-LGBTQ judges who would perpetuate Justice Scalia’s legacy of discrimination. Hillary Clinton has long been a champion for the LGBTQ community and is the only candidate in this race who would ensure that the Supreme Court continues its historic progress securing equality for all Americans.”
Scalia’s death left at least one vacant seat on the Supreme Court but it is believed their could be two more seats open before the end of the next presidents term. This could cause a massive swing in judicial oversight for decades to come.
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