Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Sen. Mike Lee on Trump's short 'list' to replace Kennedy

In his search for a new Supreme Court nominee, President Trump will rely on a list of 25 conservative potential justices that he has been compiling since his campaign for the presidency. “It will be somebody from that list,” Mr. Trump told reporters at the White House, adding that the search will “begin immediately.” “They will come from that list of 25 people,” he said. He updated the roster of potential Supreme Court nominees late last year to include Judges Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; Amy Coney Barrett of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; Britt Grant of the Georgia Supreme Court; Kevin Newsom of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; and Patrick Wyrick of the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Also on the list is Sen. Mike Lee, Utah Republican...MORE

This would be a huge plus for the West!
As a sitting Senator, it might ease his confirmation, as compared to other candidates. Trump would pick his replacement to serve in the Senate until the next general election. 
As chairman of the Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forest, and Mining, Lee recently held an oversight hearing on the law enforcement programs of the BLM and the Forest Service. You can view the hearing here.

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