President Trump still pondering Supreme Court pick as big reveal nears

President Trump still pondering Supreme Court pick as big reveal nears

President Trump still pondering Supreme Court pick as big reveal nears

Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sen. The GOP holds a narrow 51-49 margin in the Senate. Susan Collins of ME, two relative centrists who have expressed concern over the dismantling of abortion rights in the U.S.

National groups have entered the fray.

Collins made that clear when she met with Trump shortly after Kennedy's retirement at the end of June. "You know, if you look back at Republican nominations to the court, Democrats have batted nearly 1000. When the Republicans thought they had the votes to repeal healthcare, the American people spoke up - went to town hall meetings, marched - and the Senate heard them".

"There's a reason we still have the ACA, OK?"

"I'll have a decision made in my mind by Sunday", the president also said. "And that's because we have these senators".

Of the three, Barrett might have the most controversial credentials. They'd face enormous pressure from the party's liberal base and probably Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

"Just as he did with Neil Gorsuch, the president has promised to nominate an impartial judge, a wise and seasoned jurist committed to upholding the Constitution at all costs", Hatch wrote.

Although Cruz has depicted his championing of Lee as being motivated primarily by ideology, it may not hurt that the two of them are also good friends.

Whatever happens, the fight offers both parties a chance to raise money and galvanize voters. "Sen. Lee has the respect and admiration of his colleagues, Republicans and Democrats alike". Conservative groups, meanwhile, have sought to sway the president's decision-making - including a whisper campaign against Kavanaugh over everything from his ties to the George W. Bush administration to an ObamaCare ruling. In addition, she is the youngest of the leading candidates, and Trump has said he wants his nominee to serve for decades. Women's March helped organize a noisy Senate office building protest against Trump immigration policies last week in which almost 600 women were arrested.

A week ago, says Ms. Lake, the No. 1 issue for Democrats was health care - the issue where they have the single biggest advantage.

Republicans are mocking Democratic opposition to a nominee who's not yet been named. Susan Collins (R-ME). Both are pro-choice Republicans, which means the question of overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court case establishing a woman's right to have an abortion, will likely take center stage in the confirmation hearing process. "What is relevant is whether they're committed to longstanding precedent".

In The Washington Post, Gonzales pushed back against the criticism of Kavanaugh's past decisions, as well as the suggestion that his time in Bush's administration as staff secretary in the executive office marks him as an "establishment" Republican.

Alabama is a state that uses jail to punish pregnant women for possible drug use, has high rates of preventable gynecological cancer deaths, and at least once, used the courts to stop a woman from having an abortion. That could give those endangered Democrats a safer political pathway to opposing the pick.

On Election Day 2016, a fifth of all voters said the Supreme Court was their No. 1 voting issue - and majority voted for Trump, says Mallory Quigley, spokesperson for the Susan B. Anthony List, which supports antiabortion candidates and lobbies on behalf of law and policy restricting abortion rights.

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