The other four reported candidates include two former Kennedy clerks: Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Judge Raymond Kethledge of the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of appeals. The president is expected to announce his nomination to replace Kennedy soon. The idea is to force the confirmation until after the midterms - if Democrats can retake the Senate, they may be able to force a more liberal judge to be nominated. She pledged careful scrutiny and "an independent vote".
President Donald Trump speaks during an event at the East Room of the White House June 29, 2018 in Washington, DC.
West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin says it would be tough to support someone who would revamp the landmark decision. All three are up for reelection this year.
But during the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump had vowed to seek to place a "pro-life justice on the court". The poll had a credibility interval of 5.3 percentage points among Democrats and 5.7 points among Republicans, meaning that the results could vary in either direction by that amount. Democrats are gearing up to attempt to block any nominee Trump brings to the Senate, though they would need at least one Republican to join their cause. "I encourage the President to choose a nominee with the credentials, intellect and commitment to the rule of law necessary to serve on the Supreme Court". An uneasy peace descended on the Supreme Court nomination process, and though hearings and votes on Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. were particularly heated, the nominations of Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan proceeded peacefully. It is typical for judicial nominees to avoid stating any outright preferences for specific rulings on possible future cases.
When asked about recently proposed changes to federal Title X family planning funds that help pay for reproductive healthcare for low-income women, more than half said they are against the changes.
"I'll talk to him about everything", Trump said.
"There's a process we are going through". It was a decision that she ultimately told the Anchorage Daily News she regretted. He said he thinks those issues are "inappropriate to discuss".
Trump warns Harley-Davidson: 'We won't forget'
He said the company has been working with Twitter to see if the tweets could be removed and to figure out where they originated. The rift is particularly notable because Harley-Davidson has traditionally, had strong support within the GOP .
Krasnoff, of Planned Parenthood, said abortion-rights advocates also will be lobbying senators to vote against any nominee seen as likely to overturn Roe.
He also said he would not discuss gay rights with the candidates, and that he might interview as many as seven people.
"We will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy's successor this fall", he said while speaking on the Senate floor immediately after the news.
For that, "Sen. Murkowski has not been reliable", he said.
"It's gonna be epic", said Marjorie Dannenfelser of the Susan B. Anthony List, which works to elect candidates who oppose abortion rights.