Battle lines have been drawn over the future of abortion in America on the eve of President Trump's nomination of a second justice to the USA supreme court that could put the landmark 1973 ruling Roe v Wade in jeopardy. I think they're all outstanding. "The whole list is extraordinary", he said.
Justice Kennedy, 81, recently announced his retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court. "I've never seen a president of the United States in effect make himself a puppet of outside groups and choose from a group of right-wing fringe ideologues that are prepared on this list".
In his conversations over the weekend, Trump expressed renewed interest in Hardiman - the runner-up when Trump nominated Gorsuch, said two people with knowledge of his thinking who were not authorized to speak publicly.
"I'm very confident with this president's enthusiasm and with [Senate Majority] Leader McConnell's enthusiasm that they can get anybody confirmed", Leonard Leo, who is on leave from the Federalist Society to help the White House with the selection, told ABC's "This Week." In the presidential debates he vowed to appoint only justices committed to "automatically" overturning Roe v Wade, the precedent which affirmed abortion as legal until the age of viability of the fetus, normally put at 23 or 24 weeks of pregnancy.
"I think of the four people, I have it down to three or two".
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"Nobody really knows", Leo said on ABC's "This Week".
Blumenthal told Stephanopoulos on "This Week" that the public supports abortion rights.
"The vast majority of American people, shown by poll after poll, want Roe v. Wade to be preserved", Blumenthal said. "They're they're excellent. Every one".
President Donald Trump on Sunday was still deliberating his decision on a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy as his self-imposed deadline for an announcement neared amid furious lobbying and frenzied speculation.
The president also was active on Twitter attacking special counsel Robert Mueller, a Republican, who was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, another Republican named to his post by Trump.
"They want protections for millions of Americans against preexisting conditions to be sustained".