Trump Floats Another ‘Short List’ of SCOTUS Candidates, Including Josh Hawley, Tom Cotton, and Ted Cruz

President Donald Trump floated yet another “short list” of Supreme Court candidates on Wednesday — amid a furor about the damning revelations about him in Bob Woodward’s new book — and included on the slate of 20 names were several high-profile far right conservative U.S. senators.

During his daily White House briefing, Trump devoted the bulk of his introductory remarks touting his judicial appointment record and then offering another batch of potential SCOTUS candidates that he would consider nominating if he were to be re-elected in November. Trump had promised in mid-June to release his latest SCOTUS preferences, but had already blown past his self-imposed deadline of Sept. 1.

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