Red State Democrats In Hot Seat Over Trump's Supreme Court Pick

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The finalists are believed to be four federal judges: Brett Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge, Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Hardiman.

Hardiman, who turned 53 on Sunday, is a judge on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals and was the runner-up to Trump's first nominee, Neil Gorsuch.

"Justice Kavanaugh has the most experience but Justice Hardiman is the one that will get through the Senate more easily and he would bring better legal mind to the United States or in court than all four", Valentino told News10NBC.

Donald Trump will reveal his replacement for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the supreme court in a primetime address on Monday evening, a choice that could shift the ideological bent of the nation's highest court for decades. Trump is expected to pressure recalcitrant Senate Democrats into supporting his nominee by holding rallies in their states.

The officials underscored that McConnell did not push any choice on the president. Republicans will be looking to win their votes once more after a confirmation hearing that is expected to take place before the midterm elections.

If Collins and Murkowski vote "no" and Democrats all vote "no", the nomination would be blocked. But, they said, McConnell did note that Hardiman and Kethledge could fare well in the Senate because their reputations and records were not as politically charged as others on the president's shortlist of nominees. "This is a nightmare for red-state Democrats, to oppose a highly qualified nominee and all four of these people are highly qualified", he added.

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John Roberts now serves as the chief White House correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC). I'm open to voting no. "I don't think my role is a rubber stamp for the President, but it's also not an automatic, knee-jerk no either", Jones said.

Trump is said to have apparently lost interest in Kethledge.

- The coming battle over a Supreme Court nominee promises to be a bruising one.

Recent developments underline the shrewdness of Trump's campaign team, which published a list of potential court nominees with stellar conservative credentials before he faced off against Hillary Clinton.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Sunday President Trump is acting like a "puppet" for outside groups and claimed Trump is set to nominate a "fringe ideologue" to the Supreme Court.

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. Of the court's liberal justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 85 and Stephen Breyer turns 80 next month, so Trump may well get another opportunity to cement conservative dominance of the court for years to come.

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