Trump to announce supreme court pick on 9 July

by Abel Hampton July 5, 2018, 2:06
Trump to announce supreme court pick on 9 July

The shortlist comprises 25 names of judges who are known for their conservatism, even to the point of being called rightwing ideologues by some Democratic lawmakers.

"A candidate for this important position who would overturn Roe v. Wade would not be acceptable to me, because that would indicate an activist agenda that I don't want to see a judge have".

Collins, who fully supports abortion, said any justice who supports reversing Roe v. Wade is an "activist" justice who does not belong on the high court.

Collins explained her reasons why on Sunday during an interview on ABC's "This Week". Roe v. Wade is a constitutional right that is well-established. Republicans now hold a slim 51-49 majority in the upper chamber of Congress, meaning that by waiting until after the elections, the GOP risks losing control of the Senate.

"As president I mean obviously outside of war and peace - the biggest decision you can make is the selection of a Supreme Court justice", Trump said.

"I don't think I'm going to be so specific in the questions I'll be asking", Trump told Fox.

"I had a very long discussion with Justice Gorsuch in my office, and he pointed out to me that he is a co-author of a whole book on precedent".

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"Well I know that's what the left is saying, and that's just so at odds with my record", Collins said on CNN.

"So I think what he said as a candidate may not have been informed by the legal advice that he now has that it would be inappropriate for him to ask a nominee how he or she would rule on a specific issue", Collins said. "I care deeply about who serves on the court". Collins hit back against this suggestion, pointing to her bipartisan record in the Senate and thorough vetting of Supreme Court picks.

"Teams of attorneys from the White House Counsel's Office and Department of Justice are working to ensure the president has all the information he needs to choose his nominee", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

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