‘FAITHFUL TO THE CONSTITUTION’: DeSantis Weighs in on What Makes a Good SCOTUS Pick

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis weighed in on what he believes makes a good nominee for the Supreme Court —and it has nothing to do with race or gender.

“When you’re dealing with picks for the Supreme Court, you want people who are going to be faithful to the law and the Constitution, and understand how our constitutional system was designed to have separate powers,” DeSantis said.

“The job of the judicial branch is to apply the law and Constitution. It’s not to rewrite the law and Constitution. Judges who understand that … have a certain amount of humility to understand the proper role. Doesn’t mean you can’t be active in deciding cases properly before you, and if you have to come down on the constitutional side, you have to do it and do it forcefully.”

“But you’re not a philosopher-king. And you’re not hovering over the entire political system and basically being a super-legislator,” DeSantis added.