- The Washington Times - Friday, April 22, 2016

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he plans to unveil a list of 10 to 12 potential Supreme Court picks in the near future and that he wants judges who Republicans and conservatives are going to accept.

“The other ones I’m going to name very soon. I’m going to name 10 or 12 judges that I would recommend to put on the Supreme Court, and I’m going to name [them] up front, and I’m only going to take the judges out of that pool of judges,” Mr. Trump said on Thursday’s “Hannity” program on Fox News.

“Because I want people to understand that I want the values, in terms of the Republican party and the conservatives, I want judges that they’re going to be happy with,” he said. “I’m going to actually name 10 or 12 judges up front … that would be a pool of which I will take, and only take from that.”

Mr. Trump’s position on filling the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia is in line with that of Senate Republicans, who say the next president should make the appointment.

Democrats have called for hearings and a vote on Judge Merrick Garland, who President Obama nominated to fill the vacancy last month.


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