Sadly, this could happen.
In a recent interview with Fox News, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) admitted that it was “very difficult” to predict how Supreme Court nominees will vote once they are appointed to the Court.
According to Breitbart, McConnell stated, “Well, it’s very difficult to predict how people vote when they get on the Supreme Court. It’s a lifetime appointment, the founders set it up that way on purpose, and predictions about how people are going to vote when they get on the supreme court have been consistently wrong. I mean, you should have heard the things that they said about John Paul Stevens or about David Souter, Republican presidential nominees, both of them turned out to be big liberals. So, it’s very difficult to predict how somebody is going to rule. Because once they put the black robe on, as Chief Justice Roberts said — or actually, Justice Gorsuch said last year, they don’t wear red robes or blue robes. They wear black robes.”
You can watch a clip of McConnell’s comments here.