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Sen. Lindsey Graham Says Red State Dems Should Support SCOTUS Pick

09 July, 2018, 02:15 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • For both Republicans and Democrats the Supreme Court looks to be on the agenda in the midterm elections

President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhat to know about Trump's Supreme Court pick so far Bookstore owner calls police after customer confronted Steve Bannon McConnell pushing Trump toward 2 potential Supreme Court picks: report MORE on Sunday said he's "getting very close to making a final decision" about his choice to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Graham said. "So red-state Democrats are going to have a very hard decision, and I hope every Republican will rally around these picks, because they're all outstanding".

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The only problem is, he hasn't announced his nominee yet.

Top contenders for the role have included federal appeals judges Brett Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge, Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Hardiman. Have not made it final.

"I've never seen a president of the United States in effect make himself a puppet of outside groups and choose from a group of right-wing fringe ideologues that are prepared on this list", the CT lawmaker said on ABC just moments after Leo's interview.

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 a year ago during the debate on Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Before boarding Air Force One en route to Washington, Trump said he was considering four people and that of those under consideration, "you can't go wrong".

Judge Raymond Kethledge of MI, who serves on the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, is seen in this 2017 photo released by Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.in New York, New York, U.S., July 6, 2018. "And I believe this person will do a great job", Trump said, according to ABC News. The American people deserve to have their say on senators who may serve as a check on the president, do they not? I've argued cases before the Supreme Court for them.

Trump had discussed the nomination with Vice President Mike Pence in Bedminster, New Jersey yesterday. He was confirmed by the Senate 52-44.

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