Trump includes Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton and Josh Hawley on Supreme Court list

Trump includes Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton and Josh Hawley on Supreme Court list


President Trump on Wednesday listed 20 additional candidates he would consider for the Supreme Court if he’s re-elected, including three Republican senators.

Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Josh Hawley of Missouri made the list. Hawley is a former clerk for Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, a prominent black Republican, and White House lawyer Kate Todd also made the list, as did former solicitors general Paul Clement and Noel Francisco.

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US ambassador to Mexico Christopher Landau and assistant attorney general Steven Engel are among the 20, as are a large number of federal judges.

Trump said he would also consider 23 candidates not picked from his 25-person list issued in 2016.

Trump seeks to boost conservative enthusiasm ahead of the Nov. 3 election with the list, which reassured and invigorated the Republican base in 2016.

Sen. Ted Cruz

AP

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