But Lee claims he doesn’t want the job. Via Politico:
Utah Sen. Mike Lee on Friday swiftly shot down the idea that he would accept a nomination to the Supreme Court from Donald Trump. “Sen Lee already has the job he wants which is why he is campaigning to represent the great people of Utah again this year,” Lee spokesman Conn Carroll said in response to POLITICO, after NBC News reported on a new list of potential Supreme Court nominees that Trump would propose as president.
Lee is one of 10 on the expanded list, which also includes Neil Gorsuch, a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; Margaret A. Ryan, a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; Edward Mansfield, an Iowa Supreme Court justice; Keith Blackwell, a Georgia Supreme Court justice; Charles Canady, a Florida Supreme Court justice; Timothy Tymkovich, the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; Amul Thapar, a U.S. District Court judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Federico Moreno, a U.S. District Court judge for the Southern District of Florida; and Robert Young, the chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court.
Working side-by-side with Ted Cruz, Lee tried every trick in the book to stop same-sex marriage, including sponsoring a bill that would have banned states from recognizing out-of-state legal marriages. In 2014 the Human Rights Campaign named Lee to the “Congressional Hall of Shame.” Lee’s Democratic challenger is novice politician Misty Snow, who is openly transgender.
Donald Trump will release an expanded list of potential SCOTUS picks later today, @chucktodd reports—here are the new additions: pic.twitter.com/P7TdYwUYSb
— Alexandra Jaffe (@ajjaffe) September 23, 2016