Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey says he'll oppose Trump's Supreme Court pick

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- Maggie Haberman of the New York Times, reporting on President Donald Trump's decision on his pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. While that argument won't sway Republicans, their strategy could stiffen Democratic resolve to oppose the nominee. The appellate court judge in Washington has a "slight" advantage, John Malcolm of the Heritage Foundation, who helped shape Trump's list of possible justices, said Sunday on Fox News. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), who opposes abortion, announced on Monday he can not support a process that involved Trump's picking from a list of 25 candidates selected by conservatives and big business.

"These are very talented people, brilliant people, and I think you're going to really love it".

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) told NBC's "Meet the Press" that the Senate will be able to confirm Barrett, Hardiman, Kavanaugh, or Kethledge, but said picking a candidate who can be confirmed quickly is important.

Trump spoke to reporters Sunday afternoon as he concluded a weekend in New Jersey spent deliberating his decision at his private golf club.

Leo said that rallying Democrats on the issue of Roe v. Wade is a "scare tactic".

Top contenders for the role have included federal appeals judges Brett Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge, Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Hardiman. In the President's previous nomination, of Neil Gorsuch, three Democrats defected to support the White House choice. "But I'm putting conservative people on". Eighteen states have automatic triggers in place that would roll back abortion rights inside their borders if Roe is ever overturned, raising the stakes for Trump's selection. Our hard-fought rights could evaporate in a moment.

Decisions on these and otherhot topics of the Trump years - the North American free-trade agreement and climate change - are reversible by a future presidential administration, perhaps by a moderate Republican White House or, nearly certainly, a Democratic administration.

"Will they slowly eat away at Roe so at future date it might be overturned?"

"If you're a conservative Republican, the four people named-particularly Thomas Hardiman, I'm glad he's on the list-are all winners, and every Republican should embrace these picks". The spot will launch as soon as the nominee is announced and will run for one week.

Also noteworthy: Republicans now hold more seats in state legislatures across the country, so if the last decade is any indication, new pro-life laws could be on the way. Activist groups on both sides are already waging a multimillion dollar advertising war urging citizens to pile pressure through phone calls, emails and protests. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Liberal advocacy groups are challenging Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to keep the Democrats united. "And if they don't, they need to examine their political futures".

If Collins and Murkowski vote "no" and Democrats all vote "no", the nomination would be blocked.

The looming midterm elections in November also could be a factor. "They have to put on a show for their base but I suspect, when it's over, we'll be surprised that it was not a fight to the death, just a fight to clawing each other's eyes out".

The Judicial Crisis Network will spend $1.4 million on national cable, digital ads supporting the nominee in Alabama, Indiana, North Dakota, and West Virginia, featuring an introductory biography about the jurist.

Then, like much else in the Trump era, there is always the potential for a last minute surprise.



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