1600 Daily: Everything White House 07/09/2018
The Day Ahead
President Donald J. Trump will announce his nominee to be the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court tonight at 9 p.m. ET. Watch live.
Our next Supreme Court justice
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced on June 27 that he would retire from the U.S. Supreme Court at the end of this month. Tonight, President Trump will be joined by Vice President Mike Pence and senior leaders from Congress as he announces his nominee to be our Nation’s 114th Supreme Court Justice.
In his first year, President Trump appointed a record number of Federal judges, each of whom is standing up for our rights. That record includes the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court last year. In just a little more than a year on the bench, Justice Gorsuch has proven to be a crucial voice for restoring Constitutional principles to our government.
By appointing rule-of-law judges, President Trump has reshaped the judiciary. That work goes hand-in-hand with the President’s program to reduce the size and scope of government, which includes signing the largest tax cuts in history, implementing unprecedented regulatory reform, and promoting individual liberties and religious freedoms.
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The President’s message to those defending our borders
On Friday, Vice President Pence visited U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Headquarters to deliver a message from President Trump. “I bring greetings this morning from a great champion of law and order. And as he reminded and wanted me to convey today, a leader who stands without apology with the men and women of ICE and law enforcement at every level.”
In recent weeks, leading Democrats have called for the abolition of ICE. “In this White House, let me be clear: We are with you 100 percent,” the Vice President said. Eliminating ICE would grind immigration enforcement to a halt, with devastating consequences for public safety. These calls are an insult to the heroic law enforcement officers who protect us from drug dealers, gang members, and other criminals that exploit our porous immigration laws.