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WASHINGTON, DC - FreedomWorks President, Adam Brandon, along with numerous conservative leaders, signed a letter announcing their support for Sen. Mike Lee (R - Utah) as a nominee for Supreme Court Justice. Sen. Lee is a principled conservative who is committed to preserving the Constitution.
"Conservative Leaders Support of Senator Mike Lee as a Nominee for Supreme Court Justice
'With the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia last year, President Donald Trump hit a home run. Now, with the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, the president has a chance to go two for two, and put his stamp on the high court for a generation.
'In one sense, we already know who President Trump will pick for this slot: a brilliant, principled jurist of honesty and integrity, committed to the written language of the law and the Constitution. The president’s list of 25 possible Supreme Court candidates is full of such people, and we once again commend him for it.
'But even within that list, one name stands out, not just for his mind and his heart, but his spine: Senator Mike Lee of Utah. Sen. Lee has a proven record of standing up for principle, for doing the right thing for the right reasons, even in the face of withering criticism.
'And that’s what this nominee is in for. Replacing Justice Kennedy is going to be the roughest fight Washington has seen in decades. Then, in coming years, the decisions a new conservative majority on the Court would have to make will invite the scorn of the media, academia, and elites from Hollywood to Wall Street to Washington itself. This is not an assignment for the faint of heart.
'We need a Supreme Court justice who is not only wise and principled, but brave. Mike Lee is one candidate on the president’s list who has proven to be all three.”
The statement is signed by the following conservative leaders (organizations listed for identification purposes only):
The Honorable Jim DeMint, Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute
Adam Brandon, President, FreedomWorks
The Honorable Rand Paul, U.S. Senator, Kentucky
The Honorable Mia Love, U.S. House Representative, Utah (4th District)
The Honorable Chris Stewart, U.S. House Representative, Utah (2nd District)
The Honorable Mark Walker, U.S. House Representative, North Carolina (6th District)
The Honorable Jason Chaffetz, Former U.S. House Representative, Utah (3rd District)
The Honorable Greg Hughes, Speaker of the House, Utah House of Representatives
Jay Jorgensen, Former Law Clerk, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist
L. Brent Bozell III, Founder and President of the Media Research Center
David Bozell, President, ForAmerica
Cleta Mitchell Esq.
Eli Lehrer, President, R Street Institute
Doug Stafford, Senior Advisor to U.S. Senator Rand Paul
Rebekah Mercer, President, Mercer Family Foundation
The Honorable Colin Hanna, President, Let Freedom Ring, Inc.
Gene C. Schaerr, Former Law Clerk, Chief Justice Warren Burger and Justice Antonin Scalia
Matthew Schwartz, Former Law Clerk, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito
Gordon D. Todd, Former Law Clerk, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito
Rebecca Hagelin, Secretary, Council for National Policy
Glenn Beck, Conservative Commentator and Radio Host
Dan Bongino, Conservative Commentator
Bill Walton, Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.
The Honorable Diana Denman, President, Reagan Legacy Forum
Richard Norman, Founder & President, The Richard Norman Company
Christopher Malagisi, Editor in Chief, Conservative Book Club
Matt Kibbe, President & Chief Community Organizer, Free the People
Jenny Beth Martin, Chairman, Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund
Beverly Gossage, President, HSA Benefits Consulting
Judson Phillips, Founder, Tea Party Nation
Sal Russo, Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Tea Party Express
Malcolm Morris, Chairman, Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Don Peay, Founder, Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife '"