Forget about Donald Trump‘s vice presidential short list – on Wednesday the presumptive GOP nominee instead unveiled a list of potential Supreme Court picks.
The list obtained by PEOPLE includes the following 11 judges: Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado, Raymond Gruender of Missouri, Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas.
Trump said in a statement that he planned to use the list “as a guide” for choosing replacements for Justice Antonin Scalia, adding that the potential nominees are all “representative of the kind of constitutional principles I value.”
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It was an unusual move but Trump had been promising to release the list for months amid concerns from Republicans that he would not choose conservative jurists.
After Scalia’s death in February, Trump joked about appointing his sister, Maryanne Trump Barry – a senior judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia – to the Supreme Court, but her name did not make Wednesday’s list.
One of Trump’s would-be picks, Diane Sykes, is the ex-wife of Charles Sykes, a Wisconsin conservative radio host who headed up a mission to stop Trump from winning the state’s primary in April.
Charles said his ex-wife would be an excellent choice but added that he doesn’t put much stock in anything Trump says, “based on the way he has flip-flopped.”