Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Donald Trump Promises Anthony Kennedy Replacement from Conservative List & McConnell: Senate ‘Will Vote to Confirm Justice Kennedy’s Successor This Fall’

 U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at a "Face-to-Face With Our Future" event at the White House June 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump reacted to Justice Anthony Kennedy’s decision to retire from the Supreme Court, promising conservatives that he nominate a Constitutional originalist to replace him.

The president said that the search for Kennedy’s replacement would begin “immediately” and would come from his list of conservative judges that he released during the campaign.

“We have a very excellent list of great, talented, highly educated, highly intelligent, hopefully, tremendous people,” Trump said. “I think the list is very outstanding.”

The list of 25 potential candidates was last updated by the White House in November 2017 to include five additional names for consideration.

 More @ Breitbart


During a speech on the Senate floor after the announcement of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement on Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) vowed that the Senate “will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy’s successor this fall.”

McConnell said, “The Senate stands ready to fulfill its constitutional role by offering advice and consent on President Trump’s nominee to fill this vacancy. We will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy’s successor this fall. As in the case of Justice Gorsuch, senators will have the opportunity to meet with President Trump’s nominee, examine his or her qualifications, and debate the nomination.

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