Red State Democrats In Hot Seat Over Trump's Supreme Court Pick

Yes Another Liberal SCOTUS Meltdown Is Coming...And It Could Be One For The Record Books

Shah has paused his other White House duties to lead the yet-unnamed nominee through his or her confirmation. But for now, the White House is being tight-lipped about the decision, and indications suggest that Trump might still be grappling with his final choice as well at this late hour.

Kyl, who retired at the beginning of 2013, is a familiar face to many within the chamber. He had previously worked with independent counsel Kenneth Starr in the investigation of President Bill Clinton and was involved in the Florida presidential vote recount in 2000.

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Three Senate Democrats voted to confirm Trump's first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, in April 2017: Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

"I honestly think that if it's one of the four, I think that they will be relatively easily confirmed", Cornyn said.

Republicans occupy 51 Senate seats.

"Red-state Democrats are going to have a very hard decision, and I hope that every Republican will rally behind these picks because they're all outstanding", Sen.

"He's a good man and I like him", Casey said of Hardiman.

President Donald Trump said Sunday afternoon he still had not made his final decision on a Supreme Court nominee, but anticipated finishing by Monday.

If as expected Trump nominates someone firmly to the right, conservatives could dominate the court for years.

The choice could be made all the more hard for Casey if Trump nominates Thomas Hardiman, now serving as a judge on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals which covers part of Pennsylvania, and who was first appointed to serve in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh in 2003.

Trump called Kavanaugh "one of the finest and sharpest legal minds of our time", saying he is "considered a judge's judge and a true thought leader among his peers". Barrett is a former clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia. It's about what [direction] the United States of America is going to chart as its course in the future on this Supreme Court. Before joining the federal court, Hardiman practiced law in Pittsburgh.

The Center for American Progress Action Fund, which is affiliated with Tanden's group, is among the groups taking part in a rally at the Supreme Court tonight to protest Trump's pick.

All are young enough that they could serve on the nine-member high court for decades.

Tanden said Trump "wants to pit us against each other", and referenced his attacks on U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel during the campaign. He released a list of judges he would consider for the court in 2016 and reiterated his use of that list after Kennedy's retirement.

The list and reports coming from the interviews, however, have given Trump opponents a chance to examine each of the judges on the list and develop potential attacks on the records of each.

Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana said he was bracing for a tough confirmation battle as Democrats focus on abortion. He added: "I think they'd be fine justices of the Supreme Court". Kennedy, a 1988 appointee of President Ronald Reagan, was the most unpredictable. A more conservative majority could be more willing to uphold state restrictions on abortion, if not overturn the 45-year-old landmark Roe v. Wade decision that established a woman's constitutional right.

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