Trump releases list of potential Supreme Court nominees for second term

Trump releases list of potential Supreme Court nominees for second term


President Trump on Wednesday released a new list of conservatives he’ll consider for future vacancies on the Supreme Court, including Republican Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Ted Cruz of Texas and Josh Hawley of Missouri, replaying a campaign strategy that won over conservatives in 2016 and was credited with helping him to win the presidency.

The president said his move underscores the stakes of the presidential election, and what would happen to the federal courts if Democrat Joseph R. Biden won.

“Radical justices will erase the Second Amendment, silence political speech and require taxpayers to fund extreme late-term abortions,” the president said.

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Among the potential nominees are two holdovers from his previous list who are considered front-runners: Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge Amul Thapar of the Sixth Circuit.

Mr. Cruz said it was “humbling and an immense honor to be considered for the Supreme Court.”

“The high court pays a unique

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