Conservative grumbling amid applause for Trump’s Supreme Court list

Conservative grumbling amid applause for Trump’s Supreme Court list


The reaction to President Trump’s updated list of potential Supreme Court nominees revealed new fissures on the Right over what conservatives should be looking for in Republican high-court nominees.

The addition of Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, and Josh Hawley of Missouri to Trump’s prospective nominees especially highlighted disagreements among conservatives prioritizing judicial philosophy versus certain outcomes on the court.

Conservative responses were overwhelmingly positive. Anti-abortion activist Marjorie Dannenfelser of the Susan B. Anthony List hailed the Trump list as “filled with all-stars” and reflective of “the president’s firm and proven commitment to only nominating Supreme Court justices who will respect the Constitution and the inalienable right to life.” March for Life President Jeanine Mancini concurred: “One of President Trump’s greatest accomplishments has been the restoration of the judicial system through the appointment of judges who respect life and the U.S. Constitution.”

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