Donald Trump Says He’s Considering Two Women for Supreme Court

Cler said that her organization will be urging supporters to contact Murkowski to urge her to vote against a Trump nominee that might swing the court to the right.

While Republicans are favored to still control the chamber next year, Democrats see the court nominee as an issue that could fire up their base and help them flip the House and make inroads in the Senate.

"We have to pick a great one".

The Supreme Court nomination will set up another U.S. Senate confirmation showdown in an election year, with all seats in the House of Representatives and a third of the Senate up for grabs.

"We're going to talk about Ukraine, we're going to be talking about Syria". There's a decorum we should have. Maria Cantwell of Washington, the top Democrat on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said in a statement. Also attending were Republican Charles Grassley and Democrats Joe Manchin, Joe Donnelly and Heidi Heitkamp.

The conservative justices "have never taken Roe seriously", he said of the landmark 1973 decision that legalized abortion.

Last year, Trump's first nominee to the court, Neil Gorsuch, was confirmed 54-45, with only these three Democrats voting in favor. "I think that's one thing (that) energizes conservatives more than anything else, is the Supreme Court". Shortly after news of Kennedy's retirement broke, Trump said that he'd be looking to his prepared list of 25 candidates.

Jeff Flake of Arizona said he would not try to block Trump's nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who on Wednesday announced his retirement from the high court, in exchange for a vote on curtailing Trump's tariff powers.

One organizer at a major progressive activist organization warned that simply calling out the GOP for hypocrisy wouldn't be enough to mobilize a grassroots that's been worn out by nearly two years of near-daily political battles.

As a postscript, did anyone notice that at the very moment the Kennedy resignation was announced, the Left's concern for crying babies separated from their mothers at the southern border suddenly switched to concern over to the right of mothers to abort their babies? "This fight can't be about (saying), 'This is not normal!' This is not normal!' - that's not what this is. We need intellect. We need so many things".

"[I'm] extremely concerned", said Helene Krasnoff, vice president of public policy, litigation and law at Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

"The Supreme Court has repeatedly upheld the right to abortion over many decades and it has done that with many justices from appointed by many different administrations", said the group's senior director of litigation, Julie Rikelman.

Potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, including Sens.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is just following the rules.

The court plays a key role in USA society and is often the final word on highly contentious laws, disputes between states and the federal government, and final appeals to stay executions. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

"We're the closest we've ever been to overturning Roe v. Wade", a woman says in a video released online by the group Students for Life of America shortly after the news broke.

Jentleson tweeted that he doesn't know how red-state Democrats will vote, "but this is definitional".

Let us not dwell on the obvious truth that they could trust Trump's judgment because he promised not to exercise it: He promised that he would choose Scalia's replacement from a list provided by people who have actually thought about such matters - principally, the conservative lawyers of the Federalist Society.

  • Tracy Klein