Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) made a bold prediction on Fox News this week.
Just before Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to the Supreme Court, the average age of the members was 69.
What’s more, the average age that justices retire is 78. And three of them are near that mark or over it.
That means with three and a half more years of a Republican White House, the likelihood of multiple retirements increases exponentially.
And if the Democrats don’t prevail in 2020, Graham’s prediction — that Trump could appoint three or four justices — will almost certainly play out.
Here’s the kicker: all three of the oldest members are liberal.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
Friday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) elaborated on a claim he made earlier in the week to a group in Washington, DC, which was President Donald Trump could appoint as many as four Supreme Court justices during his presidency.
Graham said the Russia was “standing in the way” of Trump getting some of the things completed on his agenda. However, he said the Supreme Court was still very much in play.
“We’ve got one,” Graham said. “We’ve got a couple of conservatives who may decide to step down and let a younger conservative take their job. All I can say is the Supreme Court vacancies that are to come in the next two or three years — maybe there won’t be any, but there could be three or four. So this is a big deal. I was telling those young Republicans that our party needs to deliver on health care. A better way of doing health care is to let your state do it, not Washington, cut your taxes, rebuild your roads and bridges, and give us a strong military. President Trump has a really good agenda.”