Notable names on Trump's list of potential Supreme Court nominees


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Graham explained some of that bipartisanship, including his votes in favor of Obama-era Supreme Court picks Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, by pointing to the consequences of election results.

Republicans risk the possibility of liberals embracing more radical proposals should Trump replace Ginsburg but Democrats win November's election, with some activists on the left suggesting even before Ginsburg's death that the number of justices on the court should be expanded to counter Trump's appointees.

Republican Senator Susan Collins became the first to break ranks when she announced Saturday she would not support a vote on any Trump nominee before the election.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, meanwhile, is not mincing words.

The Republican State Leadership Committee, which helps elect state lawmakers, said it also had its best fundraising day Saturday, but did not release any totals.

On the other side of the issue, officials from Planned Parenthood - the largest provider of reproductive healthcare and abortions in the United States - and other groups that advocate for abortion rights said they would uphold the legacy of Ginsburg, a stalwart champion of abortion rights. "What Mitch McConnell doesn't understand is that the fight has just begun".

McConnell has launched a risky, unprecedented strategy. Biden is expected to charge Trump is seeking to undermine the protections for people with pre-existing conditions under the ACA, as well as its provisions covering preventative care for women. This has happened numerous times and every time there was a nominee as you know. Key senators may be reluctant to cast votes so close to the election.

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McConnell did not specify the timing.

The president's desire to "to move quickly" on the process, despite Democrats' vehement opposition, is likely to dominate the campaigns - alongside other hot-button issues such as the coronavirus and America's ongoing racial reckoning - ahead of the 3 November election.

"I did not support taking up a nomination eight months before the 2016 election to fill the vacancy created by the passing of Justice Scalia", Murkowski said in a statement. As I speak about it right now, the more I think about it, the more pissed I get, he said this month during an event with Federalist Society members in SC. "Trump's people want him to always press forward".

The president has a constitutional right to make a nomination. After Collins' decision, focus grew on Sens. "Since the 1880s, no Senate has confirmed an opposing-party president's Supreme Court nominee in a presidential election year".

Republican senators Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton and Josh Hawley are also on Trump's list of candidates.

The next pick could shape important decisions beyond abortion rights, including any legal challenges that may stem from the 2020 election.

"The president is rushing to make some kind of a decision because November 10 is when arguments begin on the Affordable Care Act", Pelosi said.

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