Statements of Support for President Trump’s Expanded List of Possible Supreme Court Nominees
Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund – Jenny Beth Martin, Chairman
“Grassroots activists around the country are thankful to President Trump for keeping his promise to appoint judges who will interpret the Constitution and our laws the way they are written. Today, the White House has added several distinguished names to its short list for a potential appointment to the Supreme Court. The list includes Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Justice Britt Grant, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Judge Kevin Newsom, and Justice Patrick Wyrick. Each person added to the list approaches the law and our Constitution in the same way as Justice Neil Gorsuch, whom we enthusiastically support.”
Heritage Foundation – John Malcolm, Elizabeth Slattery, Tiffany Bates
“As was the case with the lists Trump put out during his presidential campaign, these new additions to the list are conservative men and women who are committed to interpreting the Constitution according to its original public meaning.”
SBA List – Marjorie Dannenfelser, President
“These five judges are exceptionally qualified and any one of them would make an outstanding Supreme Court justice. President Trump set a high standard with Justice Neil Gorsuch and continues to impress with his excellent list of nominees for future vacancies. President Trump continues to keep his promise to nominate only judges who are loyal to the Constitution, not to an activist pro-abortion agenda.
Cato Institute – Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies
“These are stellar additions to the existing list of Supreme Court potentials. They show that the administration’s judicial-nominations team continues to be serious about picking people who are widely respected for their intellectual rigor and commitment to the rule of law. The inclusion of two more state justices and three people who have served as their state’s solicitor general—and only one from Washington (or anywhere in the Acela corridor)—also shows the national scope of the search for legal talent. Not everyone will agree with everything these jurists have written, but nobody can doubt that they are eminently qualified to join the highest court in the land.”
Concerned Women for America – Penny Nance, CEO and President
“What President Trump is doing on judges stands above any president in recent memory. He should be commended for his transparency, diligence, and commitment to the founding principles that made America a shining light of freedom and liberty around the world.
“His selections have been spot on at every level, and we are so thankful to him for delivering for the American people in such a crucial area.
“We are especially thankful to see Judge Amy Barrett considered. At a time when the truth behind the treatment of women is being exposed at every level of our culture, it is great to see the president standing by an accomplished woman like Judge Barrett, who was maliciously and unjustly attacked for her faith during her confirmation hearings.
“The thousands of women I represent applaud President Trump on this announcement and will continue to support him in the selection of constitutional judges who respect their limited roles as jurists and not legislators.”