Republican AGs Defend the Rule of Law and Constitution, Making Them Prime Candidates for Federal Bench
President Donald Trump today announced 20 additions to his shortlist for the United States Supreme Court including sitting Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron. The additional names include eight “Farm Team” members – current and former Republican attorneys general or attorney general senior staff members– bringing the total number of AG and AG alumni on the President’s shortlist to 13.
The current list includes:
- Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron
- Ted Cruz – United States Senator; former Texas Solicitor General
- Kyle Duncan – U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; former Assistant Texas Solicitor General and Louisiana Appellate Chief
- Allison Eid – U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; former Colorado Solicitor General
- Britt Grant – U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; former Georgia Solicitor General
- Josh Hawley – United States Senator; former Missouri Attorney General
- James Ho – U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; former Texas Solicitor General
- Carlos Muniz – Florida Supreme Court Justice; former Florida Deputy Attorney General and Chief of Staff
- Kevin Newsom – U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; former Alabama Solicitor General
- Bill Pryor – U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; former Alabama Attorney General
- Lawrence VanDyke – U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; former Nevada and Montana Solicitor General
- Don Willett – U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; former Deputy Texas Attorney General
- Patrick Wyrick – U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma; former Oklahoma Solicitor General
In total, 26 officials from state attorneys general offices have been nominated and confirmed to circuit and district judgeships under President Trump’s leadership.
Republican attorneys general reacted to today’s announcement.
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron
“It is an honor to be mentioned by President Trump today. I remain focused on serving the people of Kentucky and delivering on my promise to tackle child abuse, human trafficking, the drug epidemic, and other public safety challenges throughout the Commonwealth. Over the last several years, President Trump and Leader McConnell have worked together to confirm more than 200 federal judges, transforming our judiciary and ensuring the rule of law is upheld for generations.”
Louisiana Attorney General and RAGA Chairman Jeff Landry
“Unlike President Trump, Joe Biden has been silent on the type of judges he would appoint to federal circuit and appeals courts, as well as the United States Supreme Court. Why is he hiding his Supreme Court shortlist from the American people? Could it be that the list includes radical activists who have failed at achieving their liberal agenda through Congress, and are now planning to do so through the courts? I demand Joe Biden be transparent with our country and release his list immediately, so America can see his intentions for the future of the federal judiciary.”