Donald Trump says conservative Florida Supreme Court Justice Charles Canady is one of 21 jurists he’d consider for a U.S. Supreme Court appointment.
Trump’s campaign named Canady and nine others today. He had earlier named 11 other potential picks to replace conservative Antonin Scalia.
Canady had no comment, a Florida Supreme Court spokesman said.
Trump first announced his plan to go public with potential court picks at a Palm Beach County GOP dinner at Mar-a-Lago in March. Trump’s pledge to appoint conservative judges has been central to his efforts to woo those on the right who otherwise doubt his conservative credentials.
Canady, 62, was a member of Congress from 1993 to 2001 and was one of the House managers of the impeachment of President Bill Clinton in 1998.
Canady left Congress under self-imposed term limits and became general counsel to former Gov. Jeb Bush. Bush appointed him to the Second District Court of Appeal in 2002 and former Gov. Charlie Crist elevated Canady to the state Supreme Court in 2008.