Donald Trump appointed the three Supreme Court justices who were the difference in overturning Roe v. Wade last year. But a new survey suggests anti-abortion voters aren’t planning to reward the former president at the polls next year.
At the National Pro-Life Summit in Washington over the weekend, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis walloped Trump in a straw vote for attendees’ preferred 2024 presidential candidate. DeSantis claimed just under 54% of the 2,000 votes cast while former President Trump captured just 19%. Former Vice President Mike Pence followed in third with about 8% of the vote.
The scientific, though unscientific, is another sign that Trump might no longer be the first choice of conservative voters.
In other political news, President Joe Biden is grappling with increasing political fallout after the Department of Justice discovered additional classified documents at his private Wilmington home in Delaware last Friday. The discovery has drawn criticism from both Democrats and Republicans and has called the White House’s transparency into question.
The Senate is back in session on Monday for the first time since the U.S. officially hit the debt ceiling last week. There’s still a few months before the country defaults on its debts, but lawmakers have started sounding the alarms.
House Republicans have demanded spending cuts from Democrats in exchange for raising the debt limit. So far, most Democratic lawmakers and the White House haven’t budged.