President Trump has revealed 20 conservative candidates he would consider including on his list of nominations to the Supreme Court if he is successful in his bid for re-election in November.
“Apart from matters of war and peace, the nomination of a Supreme Court justice is the most important decision an American president can make,” President Trump told reporters on Wednesday, Sept. 9, speaking from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House. “For this reason, candidates for president owe the American people a specific list of individuals they consider for the United States Supreme Court,” he said.
The expanded list includes Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, and Josh Hawley of Missouri, and Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron. Cameron was a speaker at the recent Republican National Convention. “Every one of these individuals will ensure equal justice, equal treatment, and equal rights for citizens of every race, color, religion, and creed,” President Trump said.
He added, “Together we will defend our righteous heritage and preserve our magnificent American way of life.”
If Democratic candidate Joe Biden were to become president, the radical left would become empowered and select activist judges to rule the court. “He must release a list of justices for people to properly make a decision as to how they will vote. It is very important that he do so,” said President Trump.
“Radical justices will erase the Second Amendment, silence political speech, and require taxpayers to fund extreme late-term abortion. They will give unelected bureaucrats that power to destroy millions of American jobs,” said the president.
“In the recent past many of our most treasured freedoms—including religious liberty, free speech, and right to keep and bear arms—have been saved by a single vote on the United States Supreme Court,” said the president.
“Should there be another vacancy on the Supreme Court during my presidency, my nominee will come from the names I have shared with the American public, including the original list and these 20 additions,” he said.
Here are the additional names that President Trump added to the list via the president’s campaign, reported by Breitbart News:
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