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Trump: Next Supreme Court Justice Will Be “Very Pro-Second Amendment”

November 18, 2016

During his first interview following the election, Donald Trump said that the next Supreme Court Justice he will nominate will be “very pro-Second Amendment.”

In his interview on “60 Minutes” President-elect Donald Trump said that he plans to nominate a Supreme Court Justice that is in favor of the Second Amendment and is pro-life.

“They’ll be pro-life, they’ll be, in terms of the whole gun situation, we know the Second Amendment and everybody’s talking about the Second Amendment and they’re trying to dice it up and change it, they’re going to be very pro-Second Amendment,” Trump said.

Following Justice Antonin Scalia’s death back in February, filling the position has been a main priority.

On Monday, the NRA’s chief executive officer, Wayne LaPierre, thanked those who voted in favor of Second Amendment rights.

“Our victory in this election is a monumental step toward securing the future of this freedom. Soon, President Trump will nominate a constitutionally sound justice to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. Make no mistake: that will be a generational victory for Second Amendment freedom—and you made it happen,” LaPierre said.

In September, Trump created a list of 20 potential nominees for Supreme Court Justice.