February 21, 2019

Judge Amy Barrett from 'Handmaid' sect in Supreme Court running

08 July 2018, 09:13 | Devin Moran

Trump focused on Kavanaugh, Kethledge for Supreme Court: source

Report Sen. Mike Lee no longer in serious consideration for the Supreme Court opening

Vice President Pence met privately with Kavanaugh on Wednesday at the vice president's residence and that session went well, underscoring the judge's strong prospects, according to two Republicans briefed on the meeting.

While Trump's decisions and favorability with potential nominees can change at a moment's notice, the selection is coming down to the wire as the president prepares to announce his pick on Monday night.

"No other candidate has his combination of record, ability and a sure-fire path to confirmation - and no other candidate would excite conservative voters this November more than someone they know and trust, like Mike Lee", Cruz wrote for Fox News.

The source said Trump was still considering Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who serves on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. "I think they're all outstanding". She was unafraid to break with GOP orthodoxy on issues like health care, leading to the possibility she does the same on a Supreme Court nominee she might deem too textualist or conservative.

Lee is a known conservative commodity who has all the credentials.

"I think I have it down to four people, and I think of the four people, I have it down to three or two". "It's obvious he has made pro-life issues a priority in his administration, their concern is absolutely valid and I'm happy to embrace that", said Mary Kate Knorr, Illinois Right to Life executive director.

Trump previous year appointed conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch to take a seat that the Republican-led U.S. Senate, which must confirm nominees to the high court, had prevented Democratic former President Barack Obama from filling in 2016 following the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. That, plus his time as a White House staff secretary under President George W. Bush, and his time helping Ken Starr investigate President Bill Clinton, may mean Kavanaugh is passed over.

Hardiman, by the way, was said to be Trump's second choice when he nominated Neal Gorsuch.

But the pre-nomination phase - the one that has Trump's 25 dangling in public until at least Monday - has until this president been a different, more private kind of challenge. "In both cases, however, I believe he made important errors".

Some have suggested that Kethledge could be another justice in the mold of Trump's first nominee, Neil Gorsuch. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) told Coney Barrett past year during her confirmation hearing in an exchange about the judge's Catholic faith - a comment that was roundly criticized by religious leaders.

Democrats and liberal groups are preparing an extensive campaign aimed at convincing moderate Republican senators that the vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee will determine the future abortion rights in America.

She was confirmed 55 to 43 by the Senate, and three Democrats voted for her - Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Tim Kaine of Virginia and Joe Donnelly of Indiana. Politico notes that she will need wide margins in St. Louis and Kansas City to beat a Republican again in the state. "And that's exactly what happened today", she said.

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