Trump Puts Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton On SCOTUS Shortlist

Axios reports:

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.