Josh Hawley Calls to Revamp Supreme Court Nomination Process


Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) said on Saturday that the Donald Trump administration needs to include grassroots conservatives more in the process to nominate Supreme Court justices after a series of losses at the Supreme Court.

Hawley said that Trump should reconsider his proposal to release another list of Supreme Court nominees ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

Hawley told Politico, “I don’t love the idea of just doing over what we have been doing in the past. The idea of issuing a new list, if it’s just going to be the same stuff and the same process, I mean I’m not wild about it. … When it comes to this whole process, we have to ask ourselves, is this vetting process, is this really working?”

A Republican-controlled Senate has confirmed a record 200 federal judges; however, Hawley said that religious conservatives are “very depressed” after Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the decision that provided that LGBT workers could receive federal workplace protections.

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