McConnell Tries to Nudge Trump Toward Two Supreme Court Options

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The President said last week that of the winnowed group of four potential nominees he is now considering, "I have it down to three or two", and he will announce his decision Monday evening.

Top contenders for the role are federal appeals judges Brett Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge, Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Hardiman.

Her socially conservative views and affiliation with People of Praise, a tight-knit religious lay group, are already attracting suspicion.

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Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of CT, who is on the Senate Judiciary Committee that holds hearings on Supreme Court nominees, told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" that Trump has "outsourced" his decision to the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation. He's also had a hand in Trump's picks for lower courts; the president has gotten a whopping 21 circuit court judges confirmed since taking office and almost all were outsourced to The Federalist Society to fill.

Trump during his campaign in 2016 said he would appoint justices who would overturn the landmark 1973 decision that said women have a constitutional right to an abortion. But he also likes Hardiman, whom advisers say Trump came close to picking in 2017 before choosing Neil Gorsuch to fill his first Supreme Court vacancy. I think they're all outstanding. "I think it's a bit of a scare tactic and rank speculation more than anything else". Honestly, I could pick any of the 25 and they would be terrific.

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"It is extraordinary", Blumenthal said. We'll announce it on Monday.

The position will be left vacant by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, 81, who had acted as the swing vote on many critical issues including abortion.

Ilyse Hogue, president of the pro-abortion organization Naral, told Fox News Sunday that Trump had changed the rules of the game.

"The vast majority of American people, shown by poll after poll, want Roe v. Wade to be preserved", Blumenthal said.

The number of pages is said to run into the millions, which McConnell fears could hand Senate Democrats an opportunity to delay the confirmation vote until after the new session of the court begins in October, with the midterm elections looming the next month.

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