Trump teases big reveal of Supreme Court nominee tonight

Trump teases big reveal of Supreme Court nominee tonight

Kethledge, 51, sits on the Sixth Circuit appeals court.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told Trump he believes Kethledge and Hardiman might be easier for the Senate to confirm than either Kavanaugh or Barrett, The New York times reported, citing Republican officials briefed on the conversations.

"Donald Trump could nominate George Washington, John Marshall and they couldn't get through", Graham said in an interview with Fox News Sunday. "A judge must interpret the law, not make the law", Kavanaugh said.

In a 2013 law review article, Kavanaugh wrote that after seeing firsthand the many hard duties that a president encounters, he thinks that presidents should operate free from the threat of civil suits, such as the sexual harassment suit that led to President Clinton's impeachment, and that presidents should also be free from criminal investigations. Kavanaugh also taught at Harvard Law School, having been hired by current Supreme Court Justice, and Barack Obama nominee, Elena Kagan.

The fact that the president chose another conservative justice is more important than the name of that justice.

"I'm very confident with this president's enthusiasm and with Leader [Mitch] McConnell's enthusiasm that they can get anybody confirmed", Leo told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" Sunday.

Indiana's other U.S. Senator, Republican Todd Young, did not immediately throw his support to Kavanaugh's confirmation Monday.

The American Family Association didn't agree with other conservative groups and is telling its supporters to contact their senators to oppose Kavanaugh's nomination.

Kavanaugh and his wife have two daughters, and he has coached their basketball teams, Walker said. He added: "I think they'd be fine justices of the Supreme Court".

While conservative on firearms and election financing, Kennedy showed a more progressive streak on issues such as abortion and affirmative action.

According to The Associated Press, Sen.

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"He's a good man and I like him", Casey said of Hardiman. He's urging people to make their voices heard, an indirect reference to voicing their objections to senators. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, the GOP nominee challenging McCaskill this fall, released a campaign ad this week targeting her over the coming Supreme Court fight.

Democrats have sounded the alarm that by shifting the ideological balance of the top court Trump could place women's reproductive rights, health care and LGBT rights at risk, and demonstrators gathered at the Supreme Court Monday night in protest at the nomination.

With a short list of candidates already in hand, Trump has moved quickly to select his nominee, just 12 days after Kennedy announced his retirement. Kennedy has been a justice for the country's highest court since being appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1988.

"In keeping with President Reagan's legacy, I do not ask about a nominee's personal opinions".

While Democrats are flailing, Trump can hardly lose.

But it is Kavanaugh who has been the focus of much of the lobbying, both for and against him. He also praised Kennedy.

Kennedy, 81, announced on June 27 plans to retire after three decades on the court, effective on July 31. At Politico, Sherrilyn Ifill contends that in this anniversary year, "anyone whose record does not show a demonstrated commitment to the Constitution's core guarantees of equality and liberty for all should be soundly defeated".

"I look forward to the Senate moving forward with a fair & thorough confirmation process", McCain tweeted.

Brett Kavanaugh - Kavanaugh now serves on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

"Kavanaugh could carry out the expressed views of President Trump, who as a candidate stated that he disagreed with the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges and said he would "strongly consider" appointing judges who would overturn the decision", GLAAD said.

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