President Trump unveiled Wednesday his revamped list of potential Supreme Court justices that includes 20 new names, including Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Neb.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
Top aides and advisers to the president urged him months ago to put together a new list of justices ahead of Election Day to pump up his base and remind them why a Republican needs to remain in the White House.
The notable new additions to the list also include Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron. What we’re hearing: Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who has long been viewed in Trumpworld as next in line to fill a vacancy on the bench, is still at the top of the list, along with Judge Amul Thapar and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah).
Amy Coney Barrett, should you have forgotten, belongs to a quasi-Catholic cult in which women members are called handmaidens.
Trump announces his list of potential Supreme Court picks. The list includes Senators Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, and Tom Cotton. pic.twitter.com/TjUckB8fxV
— Kelb Hull (@CalebJHull) September 9, 2020
If Ted Cruz being appointed to US Supreme Court doesn’t scare you, I don’t know what will
— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) September 9, 2020
Biden will release a list of 50 people who will never get on the Supreme Court. At the top of the list will be Senators Cotton, Cruz and Hawley.
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) September 9, 2020
Quick Cruz statement: “I am grateful for the president’s confidence in me…”
Last sentence seems to suggest Cruz is good with serving in the Senate for a while pic.twitter.com/PMV5WNKMFj
— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) September 9, 2020
Trump is announcing *20* new names for his potential Supreme Court appointments if re-elected. Unless he removes people from the previous, existing list, the new version will have a total of 44 names.
New names include Senators Hawley, Cotton and Cruz.
— Josh Wingrove (@josh_wingrove) September 9, 2020