Kellyanne Conway briefly spoke to reporters at Trump Tower in New York City on Wednesday, during which she let slip a crucial piece of information regarding Donald Trump’s possible Supreme Court nominations.
“You’ve seen the list of 21,” Conway told reporters. “The list has not changed. President-Elect Trump has committed to choosing his Supreme Court justices, particularly the vacancy created by the untimely death of Justice Scalia, he’s committed to choosing from that list of 21.”
The former pollster’s statement would indicate that Trump is not considering Sen. Ted Cruz to serve on the Supreme Court, despite rumors circulating Capitol Hill. (RELATED: Here Are The Early Favorites For Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee)
Trump’s original list of 21 possible-appointees was released back in May, just after Cruz’s withdrawal from the Republican primary, and notably excluded the Texas Republican.
Conway also noted that one-in-five general election voters considered the Supreme Court as one of the most important issues for the new administration.