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Donald Trump Pledges to Appoint 'Pro-Life' Supreme Court Justices

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Donald Trump would only appoint "very conservative" justices to the Supreme Court.

The Republican presidential hopeful expressed much admiration for the least liberal justices, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, in a conversation Wednesday with religious right leader Pat Robertson at Regent University in Virginia.

“Justice Thomas doesn’t get enough credit,” Trump said. “He’s a wonderful man.” 

In the past, Trump has said that he would appoint justices who would reverse marriage equality. In his latest remarks, he vowed that they would also be “pro-life" and "like Judge Scalia."

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, whose anti-LGBT and anti-women legacy was recently highlighted by Advocate executive editor Neal Broverman, died February 13. The possibility of President Obama nominating a replacement for Scalia has sparked GOP threats to not even consider his nominee.

If elected, Trump would likely appoint at least one Supreme Court justice during his presidency.

See his comments, captured by Right Wing Watch, below.

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