President Donald Trump released an update to his list of Supreme Court nominees on Wednesday afternoon to reflect the larger pool of candidates he would consider in order to fill a potential vacancy should he be re-elected for a second term.
The new list, which is an expansion to the existing list, features a mixture of judges, ambassadors, and other attorneys, including three U.S Senators—Tom Cotton (R-AK), Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MO)—all of whom the president vowed “would be jurists in the mold of Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito.”
“Every one of these individuals will ensure equal justice, equal treatment, and equal rights for citizens of every race, color, religion, and creed,” said Trump. “Together, we will defend our righteous heritage and preserve our magnificent American way of life.”
In statements released after Trump’s remarks, the three sitting Republican senators expressed varying levels of enthusiasm about the position, with Hawley remarking that he wanted