President Trump Plans To Announce Supreme Court Pick On July 9

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Ninety percent of Democrats said the vacancy would make them more likely to vote for a Democratic Senate candidate in the November 6 election, compared with 81 percent of Republicans who said the issue would make them more likely to vote for a Senate candidate from their party.

Roe v. Wade's legalization of abortion rights nationwide in 1973 provided the burgeoning religious right with a powerful organizing focus, helping unite religious conservatives into a potent political bloc for the Republican Party. "That's not a question I'll be asking", he replied, reports the AP. CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett joins CBSN from New Jersey, where Mr. Trump is spending the weekend.

"Mike Lee, he's an outstanding talent", Trump said.

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump, arrive at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., Friday, June 29, 2018. "Usually, they don't say that".

"All that stuff is red flags for all Americans", Manchin said he told the president.

"I do not apply ideological litmus tests to nominees, but I want to see integrity, intellect, a respect for precedent and adherence to the rule of law", moderate Republican Senator Susan Collins told Reuters when asked about Roe v. Wade. Donnelly has traveled with Trump on Air Force One, and appeared alongside the president at a recent bill signing ceremony at the White House.

Kennedy, a key swing vote on the court, announced Wednesday that he would retire this summer.

"I'm very proud of Neil Gorsuch", Trump continued.

The Democrats - Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Joe Donnelly of IN and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota - are running for re-election IN November IN states Trump won IN 2016.

"I'm not going to ask them that question", Trump said. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has committed to confirming a nominee in the fall, which the Republican-controlled Senate should be able to do if McConnell can hold his razor-thin majority together. Gun rights or restrictions were the most-cited issue, followed by health care, then civil rights.

White House aides said other names are in the mix as well. Advisers within the administration include White House Counsel Don McGahn. He said we are not final because we are infallible, we are infallible what we are final.

"Outside of war and peace, of course, the most important decision you make is the selection of a Supreme Court judge, if you get it", Trump said. Also of interest are Amul Thapar, who serves on the federal appeals court in Cincinnati; Brett Kavanaugh, a former clerk for Kennedy who serves on the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C.; and Amy Coney Barrett, who serves on the federal appeals court in Chicago.

While the White House begins its internal vetting process, outreach also has already begun to senators, said White House Legislative Director Marc Short. "The most important issue of this election is the Supreme Court", Franklin Graham repeatedly reminded audiences. "What we're seeing here is Gorsuch 2.0".

A sign that the White House is also focusing on these Democrats: Sen.

Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly of IN met with the president Thursday evening and reported afterward they had a productive conversation.

With a little over a week before his big announcement, Trump is relishing the moment. "Was it?" as he announced his pick on prime-time television.

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