Charles Krauthammer says that Donald Trump naming 11 possible Supreme Court nominees will have a “dramatic effect” on Republican Party unity.
Appearing on Fox News’s “Special Report” on Wednesday, host Bret Baier asked if Trump naming his nominees to the Supreme Court had any impact on Republican unity, to which Krauthammer said, “I think it will have a dramatic effect in doing that. The one thing holding back people who have resisted supporting Trump or at least the major thing is the fear of what a Clinton presidency would do to the Supreme Court and how it would change it for a generation.” (RELATED: Clinton Supporter On Proposed Justices: ‘Makes Democrats Fear Donald Trump Even More’ [VIDEO])
“Now you get a list of 11 who are quite sterling, three of them clerked for Justice Thomas, two of them for Justice Scalia. The six federal judges all appointed by George W, which means they are conservative, and they are relatively young.” (RELATED: Trump Releases List Of People He Would Nominate For Supreme Court)
“So this is a future looking list, the only caveat is… where Trump said his appointee will most likely be from this list. Not going to be, but most likely. How do you interpret that? I don’t know. He always leaves himself wiggle room. He says likes to have leverage. He keeps the leverage but what he does is to kindle a little bit of doubt.”
The judges Trump named include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado, Raymond Gruender of Missouri, Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas.
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