McConnell predicts Supreme Court nominee will be confirmed

McConnell predicts Supreme Court nominee will be confirmed

In an interview with Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo airing Sunday, though, the president said he "probably" wouldn't ask candidates about how they'd vote on the case. "And as you know there have been many presidents that never got a choice".

Among the candidates he's considering are two women, and he told reporters that he might meet with candidates over a golf weekend. "Wade-reversal" target="_blank">The Associated Press in an interview that despite Trump's public cautioning that he won't ask potential nominees to the Supreme Court about their stance on abortion, evangelicals remain highly confident in Trump's eventual pick to fill the recent vacancy.

With the retirement of swing vote Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Trump and his Republican allies in the Senate plan to install a conservative justice who could re-define the law of the land on some of the nation's most explosive policy debates - none bigger than abortion.

Roe v. Wade's legalization of abortion rights nationwide in 1973 provided the burgeoning religious right with a powerful organizing focus, helping unite religious conservatives into a potent political bloc for the Republican Party.

The president did not disclose whom he is considering for the job.

White House Counsel Don McGahn will be Trump's lead adviser on the pick, having successfully guided the nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch through the selection and confirmation process past year, White House sources said. "We have to pick one that's going to be there for 40 years, 45 years", Trump said at a campaign rally in Fargo, North Dakota on Wednesday, suggesting that his nominee will be young enough to serve that long on the court.

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But the trip was overshadowed by a jacket she wore to and from Texas that said on the back: " I really don't care, do u? ". Later in Phoenix, she toured a shelter for 121 children aged from a few months to 17 years, some with babies of their own.

"I think sometimes we talk about Supreme Court too much in abstractions, about dignity and who is qualified and who is not".

Most respondents also said they would vote for a candidate who supports stronger workplace protections against sexual harassment and assault, and one who supports paid parental leave.

"We're going to have great judges, conservative, all picked by the Federalist Society", Trump said during an interview on Breitbart News radio. Also of interest are Amul Thapar, who serves on the federal appeals court in Cincinnati; Brett Kavanaugh, a former clerk for Kennedy who serves on the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C.; and Amy Coney Barrett, who serves on the federal appeals court in Chicago.

"The fact that there's a modest enthusiasm disadvantage isn't all that meaningful because there's already an enthusiasm gap for Republicans", he said, noting Democratic anger towards Trump. You know, usually, they don't say that.

"Mike Lee, he's an outstanding talent", Trump said. "Judges, and particularly the Supreme Court, have been a resounding success of this administration". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has committed to confirming a nominee in the fall, which the Republican-controlled Senate should be able to do if McConnell can hold his razor-thin majority together.

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