Mo Brooks: Trump could have up to three more U.S. Supreme Court nominations if reelected
PRICEVILLE — The fact that the 2020 elections are important is not lost on U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville).
During an appearance at the Morgan County Republican Party monthly meeting on Tuesday, Alabama’s fifth congressional district representative offered a look at the upcoming 2020 federal elections for U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate and the White House.
Brooks explained the difficulties of winning the House back in 2020 given Democrats have advantages in the category of congressional retirements and fundraising. That, he said, made President Donald Trump keeping the White House and the GOP keeping the Senate vital.
“We have a huge fight upcoming,” Brooks said. “The House is going to be very, very challenging for us to take back. We’ve already had about 12-13 Republicans either quit after the election after they were elected or announced that they were retiring. We’ve had another one who is quitting in September. He announced it this week. The Democrats only have two or three incumbents announce that they aren’t coming back. So we’re already behind there. But the big place we’re behind on the House side is money. The Democrats have this money-making machine called ActBlue and the first six months of this year, it raised or Democrat candidates raised around the country $420 million.”
“It’s small-dollar contributions — $420 million,” he continued. “So, that’s what we’re facing in the House is a financial deficit. Our candidates have lost in 2018, by and large, lost because we were getting outspent 2-to-1 and 3-to-1. In fact, in my race, I got outspent 3-to-1 by the Democrat. That’s just to give you an idea what we’re looking at nationally. I’ll be pleased as punch if we can keep the Senate and keep the White House. Given that it is an uphill climb in the House, we have to keep the Senate and we have to keep the White House, and if we’re successful in doing that, then I think you’re going to see a much more favorable Supreme Court probably fairly quickly.”
According to Brooks, Trump could have up to three U.S. Supreme Court appointments in a second term if reelected.
“We’ll see how things play out over the next four to five years, but we have one, maybe two, maybe even three Supreme Court justices if President Trump can nominate and the Senate can confirm the two like the president has nominated so far,” Brooks added.