Senator Susan Collins will not back anti-abortion Supreme Court nominee

Maine Sen. Susan Collins won’t support any Supreme Court nominee looking to overturn Roe v. Wade

With Trump committed to picking from a list of 25 potential nominees that he compiled with guidance from conservatives, Schumer said any of them would be "virtually certain" to favor overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that affirmed women's right to abortion.

President Trump has begun interviewing possible nominees for the Supreme Court seat that will become open when Justice Anthony Kennedy retires at the end of the month. Anti-abortion conservatives, mostly Republicans, have long opposed the ruling.

Walker said that if it comes down to the vice president casting a tie-breaking vote, he thinks it could tear the country apart. He did not detail with whom Trump had spoken Tuesday or say how many potential nominees Trump has now interviewed.

The White House says Trump has spoken to seven candidates. He will have four steadfastly liberal justices on his left and likely four deeply conservative ones to his right, including a second justice appointed by President Donald Trump.

NARAL and other pro-choice groups are demanding that Collins recognize the danger of confirming a nominee who, like Judge William Pryor, has called Roe vs. Wade "the worst abomination of constitutional law in our history" or Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who has called it an "erroneous decision". The activity around Kavanaugh was an early glimpse of the frenzied jockeying around the short list of candidates in the run-up to Trump's July 9 announcement.

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Former US Senator Jim DeMint (R) of SC said of Lee, "He has exactly the brilliance, the background and temperament that President Trump should be looking for".

Collins has equivocated regarding whether she would vote to confirm a Trump nominee who was anti-choice-as numerous 25 who are considered contenders are. For Republican respondents, 53 percent said they would like the next justice to vote to make abortion illegal, while 41 percent said they would not. Nii Ashie Kotey (former Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Legon) and Nene A.O. Amegatcher (private legal practitioner and former President of the Ghana Bar Association). "I also suggested that he broaden his search".

Kennedy is a conservative but has at times sided with the liberals on the court in key decisions, including decisions on the death penalty, abortion, and same-sex marriage. Funny, GOP leaders have insisted all these years that abolishing Roe is what most Americans want. "It's clearly precedent, and I always look for judges who respect precedent".

Kaine said those groups are well within their rights to stake out their strongly held beliefs against abortion, but said the law is a separate argument.

"Well, I hope they keep thinking about it", Trump said of Democrats like Sen.

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