The White House. 2 hours ago. President Donald Trump has chosen former Chief Justice of the Alabama State Supreme Court Roy Moore to replace retiring justice Anthony Kennedy, according to a reliable but anonymous source within the White House.
The source reported that the President was carefully reviewing his list of 25, cast it aside and picked up the short list containing five names, then ripped that one up and wrote a single name on a 3 by 5 card. He handed the card to senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. "That's my choice," Trump said. "Now get Roy Moore confirmed before the court's fall term begins." McConnell was dumbfounded but made no attempt to dissuade the president.
Trump then called a prominent leader of the Evangelical movement and informed him of Moore's selection. "Evangelicals will be delighted, Mr, President," he responded. "I can see it now - the Ten Commandments posted on the wall directly behind Moore's seat at the court. Farewell to Roe v Wade and abortion, and those school desegregation rulings. States will again have the right to bar same sex marriages, and fraternities will have the right to be all white. America will be truly great again, as you promised."
Trump is expected, momentarily, to pardon Moore of all those sexual misconduct allegations made against him during his unsuccessful bid for the senate.