One of the biggest concerns for conservatives regarding the 2016 election is the fact that whoever attains the White House will likely have the opportunity to appoint anywhere from two to five judges to the Supreme Court.
Billionaire businessman and presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump has repeatedly asked for patience from some of his critics in regard to whom he would nominate for the high court, promising that he would eventually release a list of justices he would choose from when the time came to make a nomination.
It appears that that time has come, as the Trump campaign just released “the list” of 11 potential justices, any of whom could replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, as well as any of the other justices on the verge of retirement in the next few years, according to Fox News.
The names on Trump’s list of potential justices were: Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado, Raymond Gruender of Missouri, Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas.
Trump SCOTUS list pulls heavily from Heritage Foundation wish list from March: https://t.co/az8elJuKp2
— Matt Flegenheimer (@mattfleg) May 18, 2016
Trump’s list was immediately met with pleasant fanfare from conservatives skeptical about whom he might choose for the vitally important court.
Even some of Trump’s staunchest critics, such as Townhall’s political editor Guy Benson, grudgingly admitted that Trump’s list is “encouraging,” as the state and federal level judges listed were widely viewed as principled conservatives who would respect and uphold the Constitution.
Trump SCOTUS list generally encouraging. His camp’s statement even mentions constitutional principles, a rarity: https://t.co/Ffo7RnofOB
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) May 18, 2016
This is great news all around, as it should help Trump gain more support from some on the right who have expressed concerns regarding the presumed presidential nominee’s commitment to conservatism and the Constitution, which will aid in bringing the party together ahead of the general election.
We will certainly bring you any more information we come across regarding the judges on this list as they are fully vetted by both the mainstream and alternative media.
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