"I think in regards to Kethledge and Tom Hardiman they are a little less known by conservatives and their records are a little bit lighter so it might take some time", Leo told ABC's "This Week" on Sunday.
While the U.S. Senate once required a 60-vote supermajority to overcome blocking tactics against Supreme Court nominees, the Republican majority changed the rules previous year during the debate on Justice Neil Gorsuch.
The only problem is, he hasn't announced his nominee yet. Just days after his inauguration in January 2017 he nominated the conservative justice Neil Gorsuch to the court.
The president's only public statement about the choice confronting him came in a tweet from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he was spending the weekend.
"We're going to do it at 9 pm in the White House", he said.
But Trump himself has said he wants to put people on the court who support overturning the landmark 1973 decision that granted women the constitutional right to have an abortion. A Republican appointee, he has held the key vote on such high-profile issues as abortion, affirmative action, gay rights, guns, campaign finance and voting rights.
McConnell has spoken to Trump or McGahn, or both, every day since Kennedy announced June 27 that he was retiring from the court. "I've argued cases before the Supreme Court", Blumenthal said on "This Week". He has counseled them that there is no margin of error because the timing of the Senate's court vote is so close to an election that could hand control of the chamber to Democrats.
Leading Republican US senators also toured Sunday TV studios predicting that their party would stand united over the confirmation process, and warning Democratic senators from conservative "red" states won by Trump in 2016 that if they opposed the nomination they would have to answer to voters at the midterm elections in November.
The appointment is seen as crucial because Kennedy was often a swing vote who would sometimes side with the court's four conservative justices and at other times with its liberals.
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And I always told myself, yes, it is important to stick to these principles. "We are fighting for a European solution". Spiegel said she now appeared to recognize that European Union hardliners could no longer be ignored or stonewalled.
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He added that he did not see consistency in Croatia's game as they "looked good for three games but played worse against Denmark". That Croatia side hammered Germany 3-0 to reach the semis in France, and Dalic is looking for a similar result on Saturday.
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The Holiday Fire is causing conditions of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property within the County of Santa Barbara. North-northwest winds were blowing the embers and flames from the house fire downhill, toward downtown Goleta , Zaniboni said.