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Trump Adds Names to Potential SCOTUS Nominee List, Including Cruz, Cotton, and Hawley

Trump Adds Names to Potential SCOTUS Nominee List, Including Cruz, Cotton, and Hawley

To the left, it seems the world will literally end if Trump gets to appoint more justices to SCOTUS.

President Donald Trump added 20 names to a list of potential SCOTUS nominees to the list he first unveiled in April 2016.

The list could help Trump’s campaign since 21% of voters have SCOTUS as their main issue.

Trump added:

  • 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Bridget S. Bade
  • Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron
  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz
  • Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton
  • Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Judge James Ho
  • Former White House lawyer and DC Circuit Judge Greg Katsas
  • White House deputy counsel Kate Comerford
  • US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Judge Amul Thapar
  • Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Robert Young
  • US District Court for the Southern District of Florida Judge Frederico Moreno

You can find the rest of the names on the White House webpage.

Trump said:

Unfortunately, there is a growing radical-left movement that rejects the principle of equal treatment under law. If this extreme movement is granted a majority on the Supreme Court, it will fundamentally transform America without a single vote of Congress.

Radical justices will erase the Second Amendment, silence political speech, and require taxpayers to fund extreme late-term abortion. They will give unelected bureaucrats that power to destroy millions of American jobs. They will remove the words “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance. They will unilaterally declare the death penalty unconstitutional, even for the most depraved mass murderers. They will erase national borders, cripple police departments, and grant new protections to anarchists, rioters, violent criminals, and terrorists.

In the recent past, many of our most treasured freedoms, including religious liberty, free speech, and the right to keep and bear arms, have been saved by a single vote on the United States Supreme Court. Our cherished rights are at risk, including the right to life and our great Second Amendment.

The Senate has confirmed 205 Article III judges nominated by Trump, including 53 to the court of appeals.

It’s possible the next president will have to appoint at least three new Supreme Court justices.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 87, Stephen Breyer is 82, and Clarence Thomas is 72. Maybe even four justices since Samuel Alito is 70.

Trump promised those on his original list along with the new names come in the same mold as the late Justice Antonin Scalia, Thomas, and Scalia.

You can imagine how the left responded.


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I’m surprised by the naming of a District judge. Is that out of the ordinary?

    bear in reply to MTED. | September 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    President Trump is merely adding to his previous list. With regard to his acting “out of the ordinary,” when hasn’t he in many areas? Promising to appoint someone/anyone in the mold of Scalia is a definite plus. I look forward to many policies/actions in his next term for the simple reason that the lefty, anti-Americans will suffer the heads-exploding syndrome. What are they gonna do, riot?

    Milhouse in reply to MTED. | September 9, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    There are a few names (i.e. the senators) who are not judges at all. There’s no requirement that a justice come from the judiciary, and not all have.

    So yes, it’s unusual, but not unprecedented.

      No requirement to be a lawyer, either. All have been trained in law, however, and FWIW, Stanley Reed was the last Justice to not be a law school graduate.


Now, Dimocrats, don’t you feel better?

Before Trump won the nomination I was a Cruz guy, still think he would be great but as a SC might prove to be greater.

Boy, this will really motivate the “Progressives”. Maybe even more than it will motivate Trump’s base.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Geologist. | September 9, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    Ha ha ha…..

    That’s the Trap!…..ER…. “the plan”…….

    Psst…. Don’t tell the DEM Ones……

JusticeDelivered | September 9, 2020 at 7:14 pm

rump is jerking their chains again, winding them up and gleefully watching them going nuts.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to JusticeDelivered. | September 9, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    I have a sticky T key, it is a royal pain.

    He wanted to change the narrative from Woodard, which is a ridiculous narrative to begin with
    Panic causes Moore deaths than diseases

    He was correct in word and action

    For God sakes, their God, the evil imp said in February it was a nothing burger, then he said 2 million would die, then he said no masks, then he said masks and shields, then he said yes to opening schools, and then he said no, don’t do it

    Then he went to opening day MLB and threw a horrible pitch and sat in the stands without a mask…

    But Trump downplayed the virus


Putting Tom Cotton or Ted Cruz on SCOTUS would set us back 150 years.

Sounds good to me. In 1870 things weren’t great but they were moving in the right direction. And in some ways the state of the law was better than it is now.

Paul Clement is also on the list. He’d be pretty good too. But I think Amy Barrett is probably next taxi on the rank, especially to replace RBG

They will remove the words “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance.

I’ve been a yuuuge booster of DJT since the early campaign days in 2016. But this is the first real misstep I’ve seen him make.

I don’t want the government to claim any authority it isn’t explicitly granted. That means that unless there’s a stone tablet somewhere inscribed with that authority by the finger of YHWH, the government can’t claim it, even metaphroically.

The great philosophical breakthrough of the Revolutionary era was that the government should know its place, and it should stay there. No American should tolerate efforts to throw that great insight on the rubbish heap of history.

Fortunately the Pledge to the Flag is of no importance, so it doesn’t much matter what it says. But the other problems he enumerates are serious stuff; fluff like this just dilutes the message. It reminds me too much of something Obama or Billy Jeff would do—list a bunch of action items, fail to come through on any but the most trivial, then claim that trivial item as the great accomplishment of his term. DJT is a much better President than that; he really has no need to surrender that position and go the way of mediocrity.

Anyway. Cruz might be an excellent choice for SCOTUS.

    Edward in reply to tom_swift. | September 9, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    I take it you didn’t have to learn the “new” pledge in school in ’54. Congress added it, Congress can remove it. Whether that would be a popular move is a different issue.

      I had to learn the new Pledge in the 4th grade and at the time, thought it was annoying that the rhythm of the Pledge was changed.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to tom_swift. | September 9, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    I was in Kindergarten when “under God” was added. Funny thing: the nation was more moral, stable, clean, and well-mannered back then.

    Milhouse in reply to tom_swift. | September 9, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    I’m not a fan of the pledge altogether. It’s a socialist institution, invented by Edward Bellamy’s cousin Francis, to indoctrinate children into being good ants in the hive.

    I also think the whole concept of pledging allegiance to the flag, rather than only to the republic itself, is idolatrous. That’s what paganism is — conflating the symbol with the referent, the map with the territory. Worshiping a statue because you revere the god it represents. Or treating a voodoo doll as if it were the person it represents. The way so many patriotic people treat the flag seems to me exactly like that. Pledge allegiance to the republic, but the flag is just a piece of cloth.

    Where was I? Oh. So I’m no fan of the pledge, but “under God” isn’t claiming any sort of Divine authority for the nation. It’s saying that the nation is subject to Divine authority. Which of course it is, as are all people and all institutions.

“Putting Tom Cotton or Ted Cruz on SCOTUS would set us back 150 years.”
IMO, Tom Cotton has mapped out his life for a specific goal, POTUS perhaps? Reading his bio., it almost like he has had a list of goals since, at least high school, that he checks off.

Isn’t kagan diabetic? Or is that sotomayor? Eh,no difference, with luck they both have to leave the bench soon.
Pretty sure Thomas said he isn’t planning on retiring. He’s only 72 which is about 6 light years younger than ruth.

PDJT Troll Level: Master.

When the endless series of “Bombshells” from the left drop, PDJT is going to rub their noses in his 2nd term goals/plans.

After almost 4 years of getting owned, they still haven’t learned a single thing.

Trey Gowdy

He does know how to control a news cycle.

buckeyeminuteman | September 10, 2020 at 4:52 am

I’d rather he make a surprise announcement. That way there isn’t a salacious anonymous hit piece two seconds after the announcement is made. Now the rabid Left can start drafting their hit stories and gossip on all of them and can start finding women to pay to make up stories.

I wish the left’s world WOULD literally end.

Chauncey Gardiner for SCOTUS.

As a natural-born Cuban-Canadian, Cruz would lawfully make a great addition to the SCOTUS.