Lisa Murkowski is ‘annoyed’ with prejudging of Trump’s Supreme Court pick

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He was a runner-up a year ago when Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Americans see beyond this far left mongering. Her work included attending meetings with Gorsuch on Capitol Hill and serving as a public face for the nominee while the Senate deliberated his candidacy.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's response focused nearly exclusively on health care, and was clearly aimed at Republican Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, who are pro-choice and voted against repealing the Affordable Care Act past year.

"He is a brilliant jurist, with a clear and effective writing style, universally regarded as one of the finest and sharpest legal minds of our time", Trump said in his prime-time televised White House announcement.

None of the judges named is older than 53, meaning any of them could sit on the court for several decades, allowing Trump to make a lasting imprint on the nation's laws.

With Democrats releasing a fleet of statements either declaring immediate opposition or deep skepticism about Kavanaugh's previous writings, decisions and policy stances, Graham issued something of a warning to the minority party.

White House sources and those involved with the decision-making process have cautioned that only Trump knows whom he will pick, and he will be the one to announce it tonight - in true reality show fashion. The two have supported access to abortion services.

Kyl, a former member of Republican leadership, served on the Senate Judiciary Committee before retiring in 2013.

Macias says there is nothing to indicate that Judge Kavanaugh would be "full blown" pro-choice member of the court. While certainly conservative, Judge Kavanaugh is well within the mainstream of American legal thought and theory.

On the Senate floor Tuesday, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) praised the president's conservative selection for the next Supreme Court justice. He did not immediately issue a statement on Kavanaugh's nomination.

Conservatives have taken issue with a potential Kavanaugh nomination, with some critics on the right citing his closeness to the Bush 43 administration while others believe he doesn't have a strong enough stance against abortion. She's just been a federal judge for about a year.

The leading Republican to replace Sen.

They are set against a well-established network of conservative organizations doing the same to promote Kavanaugh's confirmation, led by the Judicial Crisis Network, which has pledged to spend $10 million on the coming battle.

Democratic Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Doug Jones of Alabama, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Joe Donnelly of IN were invited for the announcement.

Demand Justice, a liberal group formed to counter JCN's influence, has not committed to a particular dollar figure but has placed ads in Alaska and ME targeting Murkowski and Collins. Make no mistake: "we will go back to those days".

Other liberal activists said Democrats risked alienating their voting base if they support Kavanaugh's confirmation. As an appeals court judge, Kethledge authored several notable opinions, including one that upheld the death penalty against a suspect who murdered a woman on federal land and a case in OH that questioned whether private citizens can sue the state for failing to enforce pollution controls.