Don McGahn: No ‘hesitancy or pause’ about nominating Barrett for Supreme Court in 2018

Former White House counsel Don McGahn denied the notion that there was ever any “hesitancy” from President Trump to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Margaret Brennan, the moderator of CBS’s Face the Nation, asked McGahn why Barrett was not chosen over now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018.

“I disagree there is any hesitancy or pause the last time. She was a relatively new federal judge. She was placed on a shortlist. The public found out about the shortlist because it was publicly announced. The process has really been transparent. I recall, the president, even as a candidate, put out not one, but two, lists of
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