LDS Senator Lands on Trump's List of Potential Supreme Court Nominees

by | Sep. 23, 2016

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What an interesting turn of events considering Mike Lee's brother, Utah Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice, Thomas R. Lee was on Trump's last shortlist of new Supreme Court Justice nominees.

Senator Mike Lee hasn't endorsed Donald Trump, but that apparently didn't stop the GOP presidential candidate from putting him on his latest list of possible U.S. Supreme Court nominees.

The Trump campaign released a list of 10 names Friday that included the Utah Republican. But Lee didn't express much immediate interest in the job.

"The Supreme Court is very important, and I appreciate being considered. Right now I'm focused on my job in the Senate, where I'm in a good position to defend the Constitution by fighting against government overreach," he told the Deseret News in a statement.

"Both lists that I've seen from the Trump campaign are fantastic," he added. "While my brother and I might disagree as to which list is better, they're both great."

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