Democratic Senators Issue Last-Minute Warnings About Trump's Supreme Court Pick

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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 past year during the debate on Justice Neil Gorsuch.

While final nominees will be known only when Trump makes the announcement, this would be for the second time that Thapar might not be able to make the final cut after being interviewed by Trump.

U.S. Court of Appeals Judges Brett Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge, Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Hardiman appear to be the four finalists, according to the Washington Post and New York Times.

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

"We're going to do it at 9 pm in the White House", he said. McCaskill, a centrist Democrat who broke with her other red state colleagues by voting against Neil Gorsuch a year ago, insists that she has not already made up her mind to vote "no" against retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy's successor. "But I'm getting very close to making a final decision".

In his conversations over the weekend, Trump expressed renewed interest in Hardiman - the runner-up when Trump nominated Gorsuch, said two people with knowledge of his thinking who were not authorized to speak publicly. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, who will likely seal his sport to run against McCaskill after an August Republican primary, called the SCOTUS nominee "the defining issue of this campaign". I do think the president has to think about who is the easiest to get confirmed here. "The whole list is extraordinary", he said.

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Blumenthal told Stephanopoulos on "This Week" that the public supports abortion rights.

Blumenthal also said on "This Week" that he believes Democrats could block the appointment of a new Supreme Court justice before the November midterm elections.

"This next nomination will be the swing vote to overturn Roe v Wade and equally important to eviscerate the protections of millions of Americans who suffer from existing conditions and other healthcare rights along with workers' rights, gay rights, voting rights".

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