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SUPREME SHOWDOWN: Trump Teases 'EXCEPTIONAL' Court Pick

SUPREME SHOWDOWN: Trump Teases 'EXCEPTIONAL' Court Pick

The president is said to have narrowed his choice to four federal appeals court judges: Thomas Hardiman, 53, of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals; Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett, 46; Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Raymond Kethledge, 51; and District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh, 53.

President Trump wants YOU for SCOTUS - if you're one of these two judges.

President Trump is expected to announce his pick to replace Justice Kennedy tomorrow; Gabby Morrongiello of the Washington Examiner and Garrett Tenney have more. "And that's really ultimately what drives the conservative legal movement..." He claimed that due to how dysfunctional the two parties were, it is unlikely that many Democrats would support a Trump nominee.

One Democrat from a red state, Alabama's Doug Jones, told CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that he did not rule out voting for Trump's nominee.

They are calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to wait until after the November election to schedule a hearing and vote. A former White House aide under Bush who previously worked for Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel who investigated Democratic former President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, he faced a long confirmation battle when Bush nominated him to his current post.

Barrett, confirmed to the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on October 31, has faced opposition by abortion rights groups because she has called Roe v. Wade an erroneous decision. With the expected absence of Republican senator John McCain due to brain cancer, Republicans only have 50 votes. "Maybe a handful of Democrats will vote for a Trump pick because they have to politically".

For now, Democrats are piling pressure on Republican Sen.




Responding on "Outnumbered", Lisa Boothe said Blumenthal represents a blue state and will be fiercely opposed to whomever Trump chooses. We don't know who this nominee is going to be yet.

Trump is said to have apparently lost interest in Kethledge.

The announcement will set in a motion a brutal - and expensive - political battle over Trump's supreme court nominee.

Any of the candidates on Trump's short list would probably move the court to the right.

Warnings that President Donald Trump's Supreme Court justice nominee will help overturn a 1973 ruling that legalized abortion is a "scare tactic", a presidential adviser on judicial issues said Sunday.

By installing Gorsuch and another, similar candidate on the court, Trump can tell conservative voters that he kept his promises and give them a reason to solidify his electoral coalition. Gorsuch restored the court's conservative majority.