The former attorney general, Alberto Gonzales, admitted to being “troubled” by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s repeated racist remarks, but seems to care more about the fact the Donald Trump will appoint anti-LGBT conservatives to the U.S. Supreme Court – and that’s enough to win his support.
Gonzalez went on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday when host Joe Scarborough inquired whether he could ignore Trump’s anti-Hispanic comments.
“From my perspective, the two most important decisions a president has to make deals with the Supreme Court and national security,” Gonzalez said.
He pointed out that Clinton has already pledged to continue President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, which Gonzalez described as a “disaster.”
“I don’t think Donald Trump will be any worse than Hillary Clinton with respect to foreign policy,” Gonzalez said. “With respect to the court, I already have a pretty good idea of what Hillary Clinton’s going to do. The list released by Donald Trump, with respect to the possible people he might appoint, give me some hope that he will do a better job in making appointments to the Supreme Court.”
Senate Republicans are currently holding up Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to replace late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Trump released a list of potential judicial candidates that included potential candidates such as appellate Judge William Pryor, who threatened to incarcerate homosexuals for having sex in their own houses.
“There’s enough there, but again — he’s got some work to do, as far as I’m concerned,” Gonzalez added.