The moment it was announced last week that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was resigning at the end of July, Democrats and a few RINOs instantly began to complain and object to any selection Trump might make. The number one objection they had concerned Trump selecting a pro-life nominee who would tip the scales on the high court and overturn Roe v. Wade, ending legal abortions in the United States.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), was one of those who said she would vote against Trump’s nominee if overturning Roe v. Wade was part of the reason for the nominee’s selection.
President Trump defrayed the #1 objection to his SCOTUS selection by saying he would not ask his nominee about their stand on Roe v. Wade. Trump also said he would announce his selection on Monday, July 9, prior to his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
(CNSNews) – President Donald Trump said over the weekend he is looking at a list of five to seven potential nominees to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court, and he plans to announce his pick on Monday, July 9.
“Are you going to ask your nominees beforehand how they might vote on Roe vs. Wade?” Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo, host of “Sunday Morning Futures,” asked the president in an interview that aired yesterday.
“Well, that’s a big one, and probably not,” the president said. “They’re all saying, don’t do that, you don’t do that, you shouldn’t do that. But I’m putting conservative people on…
You can count on all 47 Democratic Senators to vote against whoever Trump selects to replace Justice Kennedy. The trick is for Trump to win the support of all 51 Republican Senators and perhaps 1 of the 2 Independent Senators. (Sanders is back to being an independent and you can count on his vote being no on whomever Trump picks.)