Senator ‘Very Confident’ Trump Will Get His SCOTUS Pick

2017-02-01 13:16:16 by T4N
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Pinterest Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee – whoever that is – will have absolutely no problem getting confirmed, Sen. Mike Lee told a group of libertarian donors this weekend. The Utah Republican – who is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee – has seen the short list for President Trump’s pick and he said it is a “fantastic list.” “I’m very confident that whoever the president nominates is going to get confirmed…. I can tell you this: At the end of the day, any one of the people that President Trump is looking at will be confirmed by the Senate– we will make sure of that.” Lee also said that of the dozens and dozens of upcoming nominations for the lower federal courts, Lee said that “all of those should be able to get confirmed easily in the Republican Senate,” The Daily Caller is reporting . The current leading contender for the top court, Neil Gorsuch , is now sitting on the 10 th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Washington Post said Judge Gorsuch is “ naturally equipped ” for his spot on the high court. Other top candidates include Judge Thomas Hardiman on the 3 rd Circuit Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Diane Sykes and Judge William Pryor, who sits on the 11 th Circuit Court of Appeals. Trump has announced he will make his final selection on Thursday. Lee was joined on stage by Sens. Pat Toomey and James Lankford. Their panel, moderated by Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips, was at a dinner on day one of Charles and David Koch’s libertarian Seminar Network at the in Palm Springs, Calif. on Saturday. Held twice a year, the seminars are a gathering place for the Seminar Network, a large group of wealthy donors interested in libertarian causes. This weekend’s seminar, held in the temperate desert outside of Los Angeles, will be the first since the election and inauguration of President Donald Trump. The network spent hundreds of millions on advertising and advocacy for limited-government politicians — namely, Republicans — running for the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, but notably stayed out of the presidential primaries and race. They also scaled back their initial spending projections. The network is co-chaired by Charles Koch Institute President Brian Hooks and Mark Holden, general counsel for Koch Industries.

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