Conservatives Ready Their War Chests For Major Supreme Court Fight - Katie Pavlich

  • Conservatives Ready Their War Chests For Major Supreme Court Fight - Katie Pavlich

Conservatives Ready Their War Chests For Major Supreme Court Fight - Katie Pavlich

After a weekend deliberating with aides and calling allies for advice, he tweeted, "I have long heard that the most important decision a U.S. President can make is the selection of a Supreme Court Justice - Will be announced tonight at 9:00 P.M".

"If you're a conservative Republican, the four named - particularly Thomas Hardiman".

Trump was reportedly receptive to the idea, though it's unclear whether that will change his decision. Ten Democrats from states that Trump won are up for re-election this fall and will be under tremendous pressure to back the president's nominee. "You can't go wrong". She once called a 1992 Supreme Court decision that upheld Roe v. Wade "erroneous". Barrett has already crossed swords with Democrats in her Senate confirmation hearing for her current job, when California Sen.

"Maybe a handful of Democrats will vote for a Trump pick because they have to politically", Graham said. "They're good judges. I think they'd be fine justices of the Supreme Court", Blunt said. "I don't think my role is a rubber stamp for the President, but it's also not an automatic, knee-jerk no either", Jones said. An official said Thursday that Trump had completed his scheduled interviews for potential nominees.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised a vote on the nomination before the November midterms, ensuring the outcome will be an issue before voters.

"Bob Casey was for Judge Hardiman before he was against him, showing yet again that Casey will oppose anything President Trump does, even if it means contradicting himself", Barletta said in a statement. That decision was reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court this year in a landmark ruling.

Two Republican senators, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME, are pro-abortion and have said they would vote against a candidate who would overturn Roe v. Wade.

"My goal, first and foremost, has always been to find people to serve on the court who believe in the Constitution as it's written, and that's really what drives the conservative legal movement", Leo said.

Hardiman has a tale Republicans like McConnell love: a former taxi driver from the key swing state of Pennsylvania who comes with the recommendation of fellow 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Maryanne Trump Barry - the president's sister.

During Trump's presidential campaign, he emphasized that he would appoint conservative justices to the Supreme Court bench if he was elected. Barry served alongside Hardiman as a federal appeals judge on the 3rd Circuit before stepping down past year. Former President George W. Bush nominated him to the appeals court in 2003.

While Kethledge and Hardiman may be easier to confirm, Barrett and Kavanaugh have the biggest name recognition among conservatives. Kavanaugh worked in the administration of each President Bush and also for independent counsel Kenneth Starr in the investigation that eventually led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. Hardiman was counted as a front runner during last year's nomination that ultimately went to Gorsuch. "And we have a great country, folks".