Speaking aboard Air Force One en route to his private golf club in New Jersey on Friday afternoon, the president announced that he has five finalists, including two women, out of the shortlist of 25 names that had been previously circulated. "And I'm going to try and do something like that, but I don't think I'm going to be so specific".
Republicans changed Senate rules previous year to get Trump's conservative nominee Neil Gorsuch confirmed, lowering the threshold to advance Supreme Court nominations to a simple majority vote. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) said Trump was not a "king" and any nominee had to go through the U.S. Senate. Thus far, the focus from both sides has been on whether Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, could be reversed.
He said Democratic senators running for reelection in conservative states, like West Virginia and in, face a "lose-lose" scenario: Risk angering their base voters by supporting Trump's pick, or vote no and harm their chances among the Republicans and moderates they still need to win.
Kennedy's retirement will give Trump the opportunity to appoint his second justice and reshape the nation's highest court for generations.
Like-minded advocacy groups are expected to mount efforts to assure the nominee is confirmed, and the Judicial Crisis Network has said it will spend at least a million dollars in the effort.
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Of course, overturning Roe v. Wade will do nothing to end abortion, it will only make it less safe for expectant parents who want the procedure and harder to regulate. Neither senator is known for telegraphing how they will cast their votes until right before the vote is called, so the spotlight will likely be on them in the months ahead.
"I like them all", he said.
There are ten Democratic senators up for re-election in 2018 in states that Trump won in 2016.
One person on that list of names is Utah Sen. "And that will happen automatically, in my opinion, because I am putting pro-life justices on the court". "Judges, and particularly the Supreme Court, have been a resounding success of this administration".
Trump has made his intentions and vision for the United States very clear from the beginning.