January 23, 2017
President Donald Trump nominates controversial boxing trainer Angel Garcia to be the nation’s 113th Supreme Court Justice on Monday.
Trump’s quick decision to nominate Angel Garcia to the country’s highest court comes as no surprise to political pundits and insiders.
Angel Garcia made headlines last week when he nearly started a brawl during a press conference kicking off the promotion for a welterweight championship fight between Keith Thurman and his son Danny Garcia.
When Angel Garcia stepped to the dais he unleashed a profanity laced tirade, dropping the N-word, homophobic epithets and anti-immigrant rhetoric.
The nomination to fill the vacancy was created by the February 13, 2016 death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
President Trump’s Sunday briefing included Garcia’s press conference comments. Impressed by Garcia’s vitriolic comments, Trump moved swiftly to nominate the boxing trainer.
“I have chosen a nominee who has the same beliefs as myself and my administration,” President Trump said in a formal Oval Office ceremony announcing the selection.
Flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Trump continued to praise his decision to nominate Garcia.
“Angel Garcia is a tremendous boxing trainer, tremendous, tremendous, just wonderful,okay, very good genes, his son is a magnificent boxer, magnificent world champion, he’s a winner, a winner, just like me. Angel Garcia will bring a spirit of decency, modesty and integrity to the Supreme Court, unlike any other Justice in the history of the Supreme Court. Believe me.”