Wade is Safe No Matter Who Donald Trump Picks for Supreme Court

GOP senator vows to reject SCOTUS nominee who is pro-life would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade

GOP senator vows to reject SCOTUS nominee who is pro-life would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade

So it was reassuring to many pro-choicers when Collins insisted, in an interview with CNN this weekend, that she "would not support a nominee who demonstrated hostility to Roe v. Wade." . In an unusually direct appeal to voters, he said that to block "an ideological nominee", people should "tell your senators" to oppose anyone from Trump's list. The Senate battle over Donald Trump's new Supreme Court nominee is off to a fiery start, even before the president makes his choice.

The president's words come amid concern from abortion rights supporters that he will nominate a conservative judge who would vote to overturn the landmark case that legalized the procedure nationwide.

"OMG! Just when you thought this week couldn't get any more lit.I give you Anthony Kennedy's retirement from #SCOTUS", Trump tweeted. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, moderate Republicans who support access to abortion services and aren't up for re-election, making it less likely either will feel pressure to be in lockstep with the polarizing president. "If chosen as the nominee, she will be the deciding vote to overturn Roe v. Wade and to strike down preexisting conditions protections in the ACA".

"I'm pro-life", South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Meet the Press.

Scott released a video ad Monday that deemed the Democrat a "rubber stamp" for President Barack Obama's judicial nominees and noted that he "voted against Supreme Court Justice [Neil] Gorsuch." referring to Trump's 2017 appointee. She voted for Neil Gorsuch, Trump's first supreme court pick.

Collins said Trump had told her personally he would not ask potential nominees about their position on Roe, despite his having said as a candidate that he would take a nominee's willingness to reverse Roe as a litmus test. Vice-president Mike Pence, an outspoken evangelical Christian, has called for Roe to be relegated to "the ash heap of history". "Is it fair to say that the president won't pick someone who has a record of opposition to Roe v. Wade?".

"What's important in addition to increasing diversity is how that person would actually interpret law", Chu said. I have voted against judges and I have voted for them.

In order to determine her vote, Collins told Raddatz she's "going to have an in-depth discussion with the nominee".

The poll also showed 63 percent of respondents agreed with the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that established a woman's right to an abortion, and 31 percent disagree.

"It is settled law, and it is a precedent whether you like it or not", Napolitano said.

In the current political climate, where Supreme Court nominations is a highly polarizing process, more campaigning and money is needed for groups that would like to curry favor with the public.

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