Trump says he is considering two women for Supreme Court

Trump says he is considering two women for Supreme Court

Trump says he is considering two women for Supreme Court

On Wednesday, Justice Anthony Kennedy gave religious conservatives their biggest victory of Donald Trump's presidency thus far when he announced he would be stepping down from the Supreme Court.

President Donald Trump says he probably won't ask his Supreme Court nominees how they might vote on upholding the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

Also central to the vetting and interviewing process will be two associate counsels to the president: Rob Luther and David Morrell, said former Justice Department lawyer John Malcolm, now an analyst at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington.

He is set to meet with candidates over the weekend in New Jersey. Trump is also considering Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amul Thapar, who could become the first Indian American to serve on the Supreme Court.

NBC News previously reported that one of the front-runners, according to those involved in the process, is Brett Kavanaugh of Maryland.

The president followed through with the appointment of Neil Gorsuch less than a month after his inauguration, delighting religious conservatives nationwide.

The complication for a Lee nomination is that if he joined the court, a Republican Senate seat would be vacated at a time when Republicans hold only a narrow 51-49 Senate majority.

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Trump got his first Supreme Court pick after McConnell led a Republican blockade against Merrick Garland, former President Barack Obama's nominee to fill Scalia's seat. He said the president was pleased with the game plan that put Gorsuch on the bench, which involved a network of White House aides, congressional allies and outside advocates. "I actually saw him on television last night, where he said he would love the job". "Usually, they don't say that". Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota also talked to Trump.

Falwell insisted only that Trump make his next selection from the list of prospective nominees he released before his election. Gorsuch cleared the Senate - only after McConnell pushed through a rules change to end the filibuster on Supreme Court nominees and lower the threshold for confirmation from 60 to a simple majority - with 54 votes. Meanwhile, many liberals are distraught and having a meltdown because they have no procedural or parliamentary tools to stop Trump's nominee.

"We'd be very happy if he'd pick any name on that list", said Severino.

"It is exciting though, right?" said Trump.

Kennedy's announcement came after the close of the Supreme Court's latest term and was no surprise to court watchers.

Steven Law, president of the Senate Leadership Fund, a campaign group aligned with McConnell, said the group began running ads Thursday in 10 states that Trump won in 2016 where Democratic senators are now up for re-election. Trump relished the suspense of the final reveal, asking "So was that a surprise?" "As you know, there are many presidents who never get a choice".

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