Kellyanne Conway, the presidential campaign manager for President-elect Donald Trump, says Trump is “committed” to only nominating a Supreme Court justice from his previously disclosed list of potential nominees. That effectively shoots down the speculation we reported this morning that Trump might nominate Cruz for the Supreme Court.
“You’ve seen the list of 21. The list has not changed,” Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told reporters Wednesday. “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.”
As Politico reminds us,Trump released a list of 11 potential nominees in May. He expanded his potential selection pool in September with 10 additional names.
The names on Trump’s list are:
That leaves the Cruz speculation resulting from their meeting at Trump Tower in New York with only the rumor of Attorney General. Or maybe Trump wants Cruz for Solicitor General.