Poll findings show Americans want to keep the Roe v. Wade decision

Poll findings show Americans want to keep the Roe v. Wade decision

Poll findings show Americans want to keep the Roe v. Wade decision

"What I want to see is a nominee who, regardless of his or her personal views on the very hard and contentious life issue, is going to respect precedent, regardless", she said.

"Well, I hope they keep thinking about it", Trump said of Democrats like Sen.

He consulted with advisers over the weekend at his Bedminster, N.J., golf club, and the White House has mobilized a team to manage the nomination process. She noted that courts have struggled over when to keep "an erroneous decision" on the books, citing as an example Planned Parenthood v. Casey, a major 1992 Supreme Court ruling that upheld Roe.

"There is keen interest in those two, but there are at least a couple of others who are still very seriously in the mix", said the person. Even though McConnell changed Senate rules a year ago to allow confirmation by simple majority, if Democrats hold together, he can not afford defections. Susan Collins of ME said she was not comfortable with everyone he has considered.

Before Kennedy's retirement, the four judges who were appointed by Democratic presidents had an average age of 71.5 years, nearly five years more than the five judges appointed by Republicans.

Shah, who serves as principal deputy press secretary under Sarah Huckabee Sanders, "will oversee communications, strategy and messaging coordination with Capitol Hill allies", Sanders said in a statement.

Another big decision facing President Trump is a nominee for the soon-to-be vacant spot on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Trump said he plans to interview six or seven people from his candidate list and will make an announcement of his pick on July 9.


During his 2016 campaign and presidency, Trump has embraced anti-abortion groups and vowed to appoint federal judges who will favor efforts to roll back abortion rights.

The White House Counsel's Office, headed by Don McGahn, will supervise the process.

Larsen's and Kethledge's names were included on the Trump administration's list of prospective Supreme Court picks.

Looking ahead to November, 50% of voters say they would vote for the Democratic candidate if the election were held today, compared with 41% who say they would vote for the Republican.

In a series of tweets, Schumer argued that Barrett would support overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision.

"I can't imagine the president asking the nominee about Roe v. Wade or the nominee expressing a position of Roe vs. Wade privately or publicly", McConnell said. "These are important moral questions, but you don't take a moral position and then use the criminal law to impose it on people who believe differently", Kaine said. Vice President Mike Pence can be called on to break a tie.

Manchin, Donnelly and Heitkamp voted to confirm Gorsuch, making them a sharper target of Republicans ahead of the midterms. Court watchers have been discussing the prospect of a conservative woman on the bench. But she added: "If he does end up nominating a woman, she can stand on her own accomplishments".

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