Impeachment’s Hidden Agenda to Derail 2A Judge Confirmations

CCRKBA: ‘Impeachment’s Hidden Agenda’ to Derail 2A Judge Confirmations
CCRKBA: ‘Impeachment’s Hidden Agenda’ to Derail 2A Judge Confirmations

U.S.A.-( The chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms came out swinging against Capitol Hill Democrats, alleging there is a “hidden agenda” behind the long-running effort to impeach President Donald Trump, and it is to derail efforts to confirm pro-Second Amendment judges to the federal courts.

“It is clear to us that Capitol Hill anti-gunners are doing everything in their power to prevent confirmation of conservative judges who will adhere to the Constitution,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “By burdening the Senate with this nonsense, Democrats believe they can prevent confirmation of pro-Second Amendment judicial nominees during the final year of President Donald Trump’s first term.”

CCRKBA’s Alan Gottlieb is suggesting anti-gun Democrats pushing impeachment have a hidden agenda to derail Donald Turmp’s efforts to balance the federal courts. (Dave Workman photo)

In a prepared statement Friday, the veteran gun rights advocate noted, “The same people pushing impeachment have been staunch allies of the gun prohibition lobby.”

Almost from the moment Trump took the oath of office in January 2017, Democrats have been talking about impeachment. Unable to accept the results of the 2016 election, which pundits had literally declared a shoo-in victory for Hillary Rodham Clinton, the far left has been dogging Trump, attempting all sorts of distractions relating to immigration, trade negotiations, terrorism, building “The Wall” and gun control.

The effort to prevent Judge Brett Kavanaugh from ascending to the U.S. Supreme Court was considered by many an illustration of how far anti-gunners would go to keep a conservative off the high court bench.

On July 5, 2018, Everytown for Gun Safety, the Michael Bloomberg-backed gun prohibition lobbying group, sent an e-mail blast decrying the president’s opportunity to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, asserting another conservative justice “could spell trouble for the gun violence prevention movement.”

PBS reported recently, “A federal judiciary that is becoming increasingly conservative under President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate has gun control advocates on edge. They worry that federal courts, especially if Trump wins a second term next year and Republicans hold the Senate, will take such an expansive view of Second Amendment rights that they might overturn strict gun control laws enacted in Democratic-leaning states.”

Since taking office, the president’s nominees have filled more than 150 federal court vacancies and two slots on the Supreme Court. As noted by Adam Winkler at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in an interview with PBS, “Those judges are likely to be hostile to gun-control measures. So I think the courts overall have made a shift to the right on guns. We’ll just have to see how that plays out.”

But anti-gun Democrats in the House and in the Senate don’t want this to play out any more than it has, Gottlieb is suggesting.

“Anti-gunners have been horrified since Day One of Donald Trump’s presidency,” Gottlieb contends, “that he was actually determined to rein in the activist federal court system by nominating judges who understand there are ten amendments in the Bill of Rights, and that the Second Amendment really means what it says.”

Just how far Capitol Hill anti-gunners will go was best illustrated earlier this year when Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) authored a rather threatening brief to the Supreme Court regarding a New York gun law challenge scheduled to be heard next month. Whitehouse was joined by Democratic Sens. Mazie Hirono (Hawaii), Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) Richard J. Durbin (Ill.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) on this amicus in the case of New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. City of New York.

That’s the case challenging a restrictive gun law that was so egregious the city actually scrambled to change the regulation in an attempt to moot the case. Under that law, licensed handgun owners in the city could not travel with their sidearms outside the city limits for any reason. They couldn’t go to a training course, on a hunting trip, to compete in an event or on vacation for personal protection.

As noted by a report on PBS News Hour, anti-gunners have not been successful in their efforts.

“The House impeachment inquiry has brought most legislative work in Congress to a halt, except for one issue — judicial nominations,” PBS reported recently. “Despite the turmoil surrounding the impeachment process, Senate Republicans have continued making steady progress filling the federal bench, bolstering President Donald Trump’s record on what is regarded as a key issue for Republican voters, and one that could play a significant role in the upcoming presidential election.”

Gottlieb said as much in his statement.

“The president has been filling court vacancies with solid, intelligent jurists who understand the difference between regulated privileges and constitutionally-enumerated, fundamental rights,” the CCRKBA chair observed. “Capitol Hill anti-gunners and their gun prohibitionist friends can’t stand it, and they’re using the impeachment crusade as a smoke screen to distract the Senate from doing its duty.”

The job of bringing balance to the federal courts is not yet finished, according to Gottlieb. He maintains contact with the White House, and is confident that the president’s effort to balance the court will continue.

As he said in the Friday statement, “This isn’t about impeaching the president. This is about impeaching our Second Amendment rights. I guarantee that American gun owners are going to remember this in 2020.”

About Dave Workman

Dave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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Thinking the delay due to impeachment activity won’t affect Senate confirmations since the Senate is unlikely to even address impeachment other than to discard it.


Additionally: Bet you have not heard about this plan. The democrats developed a plan to impeach President Trump even before he took office and even before he spent one day in the white house. Please read this article which exposes the anti AMERICAN democrats for what they are. Hillary lost the election so like Kerry before her the democrats wanted revenge and planned to get the president impeached. Please forward.


The democrats are anti AMERICAN. That is a fact. They are trying to and will destroy our country unless we come out strong. We are in a NON VIOLENT CIVIL WAR right now and it could be a shooting war because of the actions of these traitors. We must stand strong and make sure we take our country back from these traitors.

Mark 2nd

It isn’t “could be” Circle, it WILL be a shooting war. Many of us are preparing for exactly that. The DemonRATS care absolutely nothing about so called “gun violence” except as a propaganda vehicle they can use in their rabid attempts to totally disarm us. They are well aware they can’t have their totalitarian dictatorship with a well armed conservative population in complete opposition to their communist agendas. Never comply with ANY anti Constitutional, illegal “laws” the “government” tries to impose. The “government” enacting any anti Constitutional “laws” has criminalized itself by Constitutional definition. It’s way past time for us… Read more »


I do not personally know the WOMAN. I have not animosity towards this WOMAN. She has FORSOOK her RESPONSIBILITY to her POSITION of making sure any “new laws” coincide WITH the Constitution. It is her “making of laws” from the Supreme Court that I DISDAIN. Her PERSONAL OPINIONS MUST NOT have any bearings on the OPINIONS she passes out as law. She should just go home and live the remaining years of her life with her family.


It’s a mute point the house of reps don’t get a say in judges.


I’m a Western Canadian and I’ve been watching the US closely since Lavoy Finicum was murdered. We just had an election up here and the results spell disaster to our freedoms. The USA and it’s patriot’s must protect their Constitutional Republic. Some of us up here are working on building our own. It is imperative that Mr Trump be allowed to continue protecting the constitution and its amendments. We allowed ourselves to be disarmed. We’re sitting ducks! Under no circumstances allow this to happen to you. We need you to protect what’s yours by law. We’re looking to you to… Read more »


They are going to start a Civil War again,I am past their games and millions of other gun owners are. If we cannot get rid of these Communists from the Dems side, drastic consequences are coming, I fear. This WAR on AR/AK clones is ridiculous, 2018 FBI stats show 297 RIFLE HOMICIDES TOTAL!, they show NO numbers how many of those were caused by AR/AK Clones(but the Dems) act like the world has ended because of maybe 200 Homicides by the #1 weapon we have a Americans to even begin to fight Tyranny.(out of nearly 350 million Americans) Here are… Read more »


Gentlemen, I implore you to keep your sences wholesome. It is remarkably unkind and devoid of empathy to wish a furthering of Justice Ginsburg’s cancerous condition and all because you do not favor her thinking. The means justifies the ends not the converse. In the worst possible scenario Congress scripts a bill that mandates all weapons, pistols and rifles, are to be confiscated and our local LEOs move in fact to deliver the result. I will join you, my brothers, in the trenches. Until that day our Constitution is our collective rudder and the politics of life are to be… Read more »


in other words, the means (instrument) of death is what should drive a criminal, right? That is precisely the issue… those “nasty guns” that “no one should have” are the means… the tool.The method. You are coming down in favour of government removing that means, because a tiny percentage of them are used for evil. Well, of the 400,000,000 + firearms in the hands of normal Americans, per the stats in the article above. and other sources, maybe 10,000 wrongful deaths result each year. Let me tell you. If I had odds like that in my favour, I would not… Read more »


The only problem with Ginsberg, that old commie bitch, is that she didn’t die of lead poisoning.

Deplorable Bill

This efforts to destroy the constitution and thusly America by default would have drawn prison sentences 40 years ago. Should the socialist/communist/demoncrapic left have any kind of success in confiscation of any firearms or depriving Americans of legal age who are not in jail or the loony farm of our GOD given, constitutionally protected right to self defense and/or the right to keep and bare arms the issue will likely be decided on a battlefield near you and me. Depriving, delaying any American’s right to keep and bare arms is treasonous by definition. Any law that runs counter to the… Read more »


The progressive/Left/Democrat drive is to destroy the US Constitution as a viable governing guide. That they wish to destroy the primary defense of the Constitution, the Second Amendment, is no surprize.

Wild Bill

@Gentlemen, I sure hate to be a cheerleader for cancer. But ….