Trump says he's close to making final Supreme Court decision

09 July, 2018, 03:33 | Author: Mable Gonzales
  • For both Republicans and Democrats the Supreme Court looks to be on the agenda in the midterm elections

Both sides in the increasingly acrimonious dispute took to the Sunday political talk shows at the start of what promises to be an epic tussle over the ninth seat on the nation's highest court.

President Trump is expected to announce his nomination for the open supreme court seat on Monday.

Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of CT, who is on the Senate Judiciary Committee that holds hearings on Supreme Court nominees, told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" that Trump has "outsourced" his decision to the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation.

"I'll have a decision made in my mind by Sunday".

In the course of the 2016 election, Trump made changing the face of the U.S. supreme court a key campaign pledge that was instrumental in firing up his base of right-wing conservative voters.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Trump said that a willingness to overturn Roe v. Wade would be a litmus test for anyone he considered for the high court.

The president whittled the list from 25 names, selected and vetted by the hard-right leaning Federalist Society, after meeting the candidates individually and by talking to White House aides, conservative lawmakers and Vice President Pence.

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Per Phillips' report, one student said that he saw the pick "all over the news" and that the selection is someone who is racist.

"We're going to do it at 9 pm in the White House", he said. Donald Trump could nominate George Washington or John Marshall and they couldn't get through. "This is a nightmare for red state Democrats to oppose a highly qualified nominee - and all four [of the reported finalists] are highly qualified, been on the court, know what they are doing, mainstream judges". A day later, Trump interviewed three other individuals. "So, it is important to have people who are extremely well known and have distinguished records".

Savoring the suspense, Trump has sought to keep people guessing in the final hours, hoping to replicate his successful announcement of Justice Neil Gorsuch past year.

Blumenthal told Stephanopoulos on "This Week" that the public supports abortion rights.

"They want protections for millions of Americans against preexisting conditions to be sustained".

He crafted Trump's short list of potential Supreme Court nominees.

Ilyse Hogue, president of the pro-abortion organization Naral, told Fox News Sunday that Trump had changed the rules of the game. She pointed to the confirmation process of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 1993 in which she said that all women should be afforded the right to privacy to make their own decision.

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