"He's a good man and I like him", Casey said of Hardiman. What if presidents looked beyond elite pedigrees in creating their short list of SCOTUS nominees?
The President is predicting he'll announce his pick for the Supreme Court Monday night at 9 p.m.
Trump tweeted early Monday, after a weekend spent weighing his decision at his New Jersey golf club. Every one you can't go wrong. He said that might mean it could take more time to generate the same level of conservative enthusiasm behind them.
"Trump will not be president", former President Obama said. He has another potential advantage: he serves with Judge Maryanne Trump Barry - the president's sister - on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. Cornyn told reporters that he will join about 30 Senate Republicans at the White House prime-time announcement. "So, he would be the easy pick". Before that, Kavanaugh served for more than five years in the Bush White House from July 2003 until May 2006.
Barrett has been somewhat dismissive of the notion of following Supreme Court precedents, the doctrine known as stare decisis.
They are calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to wait until after the November election to schedule a hearing and vote.
Trump 'very close' to decision on Supreme Court pick
A spokeswoman for Heitkamp said the North Dakota senator was invited to the White House announcement "but isn't able to attend". President can make is the selection of a Supreme Court Justice - Will be announced tonight at 9:00 P.M", the president tweeted.
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McConnell is concerned about the volume of the documents Kavanaugh has created in his 12 years on the U.S. Trump had discussed the nomination with Vice President Mike Pence in Bedminster, New Jersey yesterday.
President Trump will announce his latest nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court tonight.
"I honestly think that if it's one of the four, I think that they will be relatively easily confirmed", Cornyn said.
A nominee needs a simple majority of 51 votes to be confirmed. Also in the running are Judge Raymond Kethledge - who Republicans worry may stray left - and Judge Amy Coney Barrett - who Democrats worry will overturn Roe v. Wade.
Two Republican senators, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME, are pro-abortion and have said they would vote against a candidate who would overturn Roe v. Wade. Dick Durbin, the Democratic whip, Sunday on NBC's Meet The Press.
In picking the 53-year-old Kavanaugh, Trump aimed to entrench conservative control of the court for years to come with his second lifetime appointment to the nation's highest judicial body in his first 18 months as president. Three Democratic senators who voted for Gorsuch - Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Donnelly of IN and Joe Manchin of West Virginia - are up for re-election IN states Trump won handily IN 2016. Kavanaugh worked specifically on the suicide investigation of Vince Foster. He is "generally considered to have a near-perfect record, but he has piles of history with the government going back to Ken Starr and GWB, all those docs are no doubt under review". The president's attention in the coming days will be on meetings in Europe. Some conservative activists have questioned whether he would rule sufficiently aggressively as a justice. They point to narrow aspects of an opinion he wrote on the Affordable Care Act, for example. Dianne Feinstein told Barrett, a Catholic, that "the dogma lives loudly within you", suggesting her faith would influence her judicial decisions - a statement that was roundly criticized. She is a member of a small Christian group called People of Praise, according to the New York Times. She has written that the case does not establish a "superprecedent". Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. "A judge must be independent, and must interpret the law, not make the law". Trump signed Kavanaugh's nomination papers Monday evening in the White House residence.