Sen. Susan Collins Won't Support A Supreme Court Nominee Who Opposes Roe

02 July, 2018, 14:28 | Author: Sheila Harris
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"Are you going to ask your nominees beforehand how they might vote on Roe versus Wade?".

Kennedy's retirement is widely viewed as the most significant Supreme Court vacancy in a generation, marking the departure of the court's swing vote on a range of issues including abortion, LGBTQ rights and health care. Collins also said she encouraged Trump to "broaden" his list beyond the 25 potential nominees already on it. Earlier, Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One he had narrowed his short list of contenders down to five, two of whom are women.

Collins spoke on ABC and CNN.

Collins, a moderate Republican, claimed Roe v. Wade is "settled law" and emphasized her desire for the new Supreme Court justice to adhere to stare decisis, a legal doctrine that binds courts to precedent.

After he won the election, Trump continued to say the judges he would appoint would be "pro-life" judges and that if Roe was overturned, the question of abortion would be settled by individual states.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a tweet Thursday that Trump had met with Collins and fellow Republicans Chuck Grassley of Iowa, chairman of the Senate's Judiciary Committee, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, as well as Democrats Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Donnelly of in and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. In the third presidential debate in October of 2016, Trump was asked by moderator Chris Wallace if he wanted to see the Supreme Court overturn Roe. Republicans now hold a 51-seat majority in the Senate, and a Supreme Court nominee will be confirmed by a simple majority of votes.

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When asked on "State of the Union" whether she thought Justice Gorsuch would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, Collins said no, adding that she believes Gorsuch, the co-author of a book on precedent, understands that precedent is essential to the US judicial system.

"A candidate for this important position who would overturn Roe v. Wade would not be acceptable to me because that would indicate an activist agenda that I don't want to see a judge have", she said.

President Trump has announced that he will name a candidate to replace retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy on July 9.

"I'm going to pick someone who is outstanding", he said.

"I think that my colleagues on both sides of the aisle know that this vote could be one of the key votes of their entire career", Cantwell said on NBC's "Meet the Press". "That means you don't overturn precedent unless there's a good reason".

"I got the feeling that he was still deliberating and had not yet reached a decision and that this was genuine outreach on his part", she said.

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