Trump still pondering Supreme Court pick as big reveal nears


Trump has reportedly narrowed his list to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy to four candidates - Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, Raymond Kethledge and Thomas Hardiman - and plans to make the big reveal in a prime-time telecast from the White House on Monday.

Reuters reported last week that conservative federal appeals court judges Kethledge and Brett Kavanaugh were the two most serious contenders being considered by Trump for the Supreme Court, citing a source familiar with the process.

Her socially conservative views and affiliation with People of Praise, a tight-knit religious lay group, are already attracting suspicion.

"I'll have a decision made in my mind by Sunday".

Leo said that it was impossible to predict the positions of any of the leading candidates for the seat on abortion. "We've been talking about this for 36 years, going all the way back to the nomination of Sandra O'Connor", he said. "It's important to have people who are extremely well known and have distinguished records".

"If all the Republicans stick together", Chris Coons, a Democratic senator on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday, "they will be able to confirm whomever President Trump nominates".

Savoring the suspense, Trump has sought to keep people guessing in the final hours, hoping to replicate his successful announcement of Justice Neil Gorsuch a year ago.

Blumenthal told Stephanopoulos on "This Week" that the public supports abortion rights.

"They want protections for millions of Americans against preexisting conditions to be sustained".

Blumenthal accused Trump of turning himself into a "puppet of outside groups" by choosing his nominee from "a group of rightwing fringe ideologues that have prepared this list".

For Trump, this was his second consecutive weekend in New Jersey.

In return, Hogue said, senators should demand of the nominee in the course of the confirmation process that they give an affirmative declaration that they would uphold Roe v Wade.

Today, Graham said all of the possible Supreme Court Justice picks on President Trump's list are "outstanding" and each one is a "winning lottery ticket" for Republicans.

Ginsburg was confirmed by the senate by a whopping 96 votes to 3.