Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer reacted to the list put forth by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of who he is considering to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court should he be elected president.
According to Krauthammer, that list could have “a dramatic effect” in unifying a splintered GOP.
“I think it will have a dramatic effect in doing that,” he said. “The one thing holding back people who have resisted supporting Ttrump or at least the major thing is the fear of what a Clinton presidency would do to the Supreme Court and how it would change it for a generation. Now you get a list of 11 who are quite sterling. Three of them clerked for Justice Thomas, two of them for Justice Scalia. The six federal judges all appointed by George W. which means they are conservative, and they are relatively young. So this is a future looking list. The only caveat is what you and I heard on the interview that will be on with Hannity where Trump said his appointee will most likely be from this list, not going to be, but most likely. How do you interpret that? I don’t know. He always leaves himself wiggle room. He says he likes to have leverage. He keeps the leverage. What he does is to kindle a little bit of doubt.”