AUSTIN — Travis County GOP chairman Matt Mackowiak released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump nominating Justice Don Willett and James Ho to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals:
"Don Willett and James Ho are inspired choices for federal judicial vacancies and President Trump should be commended for making these appointments. Both of these individuals are proven conservatives. Don Willett has been a sterling Supreme Court Justice, and is well-known to Austin-area Republicans. James Ho was an excellent Solicitor General for our state and is widely respected.
"Conservatives were promised by then-candidate Trump that he would make conservative judicial appointments and President Trump deserves credit for delivering on that promise."