President Trump Announces SCOTUS Shortlist Additions
We reported on Tuesday that President Trump was expected to soon release a SCOTUS nominee list.
The next day, Trump spoke in the Diplomatic Reception room of the White House, where he announced twenty new names of people he would consider nominating to the Supreme Court, should there be an opening in his second term.
The Daily Wire reports that the list includes:
- Bridget Bade, Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- Daniel Cameron, 51st Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Kentucky
- Tom Cotton, U.S. Senator from Arkansas
- Paul Clement, partner with Kirkland & Ellis LLP
- Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator from Texas
- Stuart Kyle Duncan, Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- Steven Engel, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice
- Noel Francisco, former Solicitor General of the United States
- Josh Hawley, U.S. Senator from Missouri
- James Ho, Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- Gregory Katsas, Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
- Barbara Lagoa, Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- Christopher Landau, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the United Mexican States
- Carlos Muñiz, Justice on the Supreme Court of Florida
- Martha Pacold, Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- Peter Phipps, Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- Sarah Pitlyk, Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
- Allison Jones Rushing, Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- Kate Todd, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Counsel to the President
- Lawrence VanDyke, Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
According to Fox News, Trump said that the 20 new names are in addition to the 25 names on the previous list.
The Daily Wire continues:
The campaign laid out a series of questions about potential Supreme Court picks that Biden could select and how they might shape the country:
- Protect life, or side with the abortion lobby?
- Protect religious liberty, or force nuns to pay for birth control?
- Protect the 2nd Amendment, or forcibly remove the rights of law-abiding people to defend themselves and their families?
- Protect law-abiding citizens and stand with police, or coddle criminals?
- Protect our borders, our communities, and America workers, or create new rights for illegal aliens?
- Protect taxpayers, or force people to buy products they do not want, like health insurance?
- Protect American entrepreneurs and individuals, or side with government regulators who spit out miles of red tape that strangles freedom, growth, and innovation?
As we said yesterday, the Supreme Court is another very important reason to make sure President Trump wins a second term.