Conway Says Trump Will Pick SCOTUS Nominee From List of 21...Which Doesn't Include Ted Cruz

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Nov 17, 2016 7:35 AM
Conway Says Trump Will Pick SCOTUS Nominee From List of 21...Which Doesn't Include Ted Cruz

In a few brief remarks to reporters at Trump Tower in New York City on Wednesday, Kellyanne Conway said the president-elect will make a Supreme Court pick from the list of 21 candidates he identified during his campaign.

“You’ve seen the list of 21,” she 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.”

Despite rumors Sen. Ted Cruz may be chosen to serve on the Supreme Court, his name did not appear on Trump’s list, which he initially released in May. A finalized list was released in September.

The candidates included on the list of 21 are:

1. Keith Blackwell

2. Charles Canady

3. Steven Colloton

4. Allison Eid

5. Neil Gorsuch

6. Raymond Gruender

7. Thomas Hardiman

8. Raymond Kethledge

9. Joan Larsen

10. Mike Lee

11. Thomas Lee

12. Edward Mansfield

13. Federico Moreno

14. William Pryor

15. Margaret A. Ryan

16. Amul Thapar

17. Timothy Tymkovich

18. David Stras

19. Diane Sykes

20. Don Willett

21. Robert Young