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Donald Trump just gave some of the biggest insights into his potential administration.
In an 11-person list released today, Trump revealed whom he would possibly pick as a US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) justice to fill the vacant seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, in an exclusive Associated Press (AP) report.
Here’s the complete list:
- 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
- Don Willett of Texas
The most prominent names on the list, of course are Diane Sykes, Thomas Lee and Don Willett, all of whom are known within the conservative movement.
Sykes was formerly married to ‘Never Trump’ conservative radio host Charlie Sykes. Thomas Lee is famously known as the brother of conservative Sen. Mike Lee R-Ut, who has yet to endorse Trump and who was seen as a potential SCOTUS nominee himself.
Meanwhile, Willett, like Trump, is an active user of Twitter, with a huge following. Willett has previously criticized Trump in the past, posting tweets like this:
Donald Trump haiku—
Who would the Donald
Name to #SCOTUS? The mind reels.
*weeps—can’t finish tweet* pic.twitter.com/a326AP0mN1
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) June 16, 2015
Only @TedCruz‘s childhood plaid jacket can #MakeAmericaGreatAgain. ?????? pic.twitter.com/knGmHB6wBx
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) March 23, 2016
#Election2016 is brought to you by the letters S, M, and H. pic.twitter.com/ymJLlJO3Mg
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) May 17, 2016
The Trump campaign said the list was “first and foremost, based on constitutional principles, with input from highly respected conservatives and Republican Party leadership.”
Here are some other general facts about Trump’s SCOTUS nominees:
Joan Larsen, the Michigan Justice who’s on Trump’s SCOTUS list, is facing Michigan voters *this* coming November. Can Dems tie her to Trump?
— Taniel (@Taniel) May 18, 2016
5 of Trump’s SCOTUS names are in the Heritage Foundation’s 8 recommendations. Exceptions: Clement, Kavanaugh, M Lee. https://t.co/ePBfd1TCLs
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) May 18, 2016
6 of 11 names of Trump’s SCOTUS list (per @AP) are federal judges appointed by George W. Bush. 5 are state Justices. pic.twitter.com/eiGXU38nn6
— Taniel (@Taniel) May 18, 2016
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