LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In a news conference, President Donald Trump announced 20 people he is adding to his list of possible Supreme Court Justices. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is among the names.
Trump is adding these potential candidates to the latest version of the list that his office published in 2017.
"Should there be another vacancy on the Supreme Court during my presidency, my nominee will come from the list I have shared with the American public including the original list and these 20 additions," Trump said.
Trump had previously said on Twitter the announcement of a new list would come by September 1 and that it “may include some, or many of those already on the list.”
Cameron, who was elected in Nov. 2019, became the Commonwealth's first Republican Attorney General since 1948 and is the state's first African American to hold the office.
In a statement, Cameron's office said, "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."
The Kentucky AG has also been in the national spotlight for his role in the ongoing Breonna Taylor investigation.
The President tweeted an excerpt from Cameron's speech at RNC on the same night.
Other notable names on the list include Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO)