Trump meets with Supreme Court candidates

the battle is brewing on the Supreme Court president Trump meet with court candidates this week for yesterday two more expected as early as today as he prepares to announce his pic replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on Monday July 9th to secure Phyllis is from Washington Good morning George Will President Trump net worth for potential justices each of them getting about 45 minutes with the president and he is says he’s rapping out for a search for the Supreme Court nominee take a listen interviewed and met with a for potential justices of our great Supreme Court they are outstanding people and they are really incredible people in so many different ways academically and every other way as sources confirming at to us now George for leading contenders at the moment judge Brett Kavanaugh Judge Amy Coney Barrett judge emulsifier judge Raymond kethledge appellate court by the way and we’re also learn about two additional contenders now likely to meet with Trump this week Justice Joan Larsen were told also Justice Thomas Hardiman now we’re also told that Trump wants a young person someone who will be there for decades to come and have a lasting impact George and they are on the list of the 25 judges who were vetted by the conservative Federalist Society the same time we know that there’s so much energy from both parties around the issue of abortion that that that is very true the present is actually predicting George of vicious confirmation that’s the word be used and abortions at the center that fight during the campaign the president promised to appoint justices who would overturn Roe horses wait however he’s not saying that now which I found interesting at the briefing yesterday I really couldn’t get a direct answer when I asked if the president wants to see Roe versus Wade overturned here it is is present still committed to a pointing pro-life judges about specific cases he’s looking for individuals that have the right intellect the right temperament and that will uphold the Constitution and George during the campaign you may remember the president said I am pro-life and I will appoint pro-life judges this morning he’s just not going that far he needs as many votes as he can to ensure his Supreme Court pick as confirmed thanks very much hi everyone George Stephanopoulos here thanks for checking at the ABC News YouTube channel you like to get more video show highlights and watch live event coverage click on the right over here to subscribe to our Channel and don’t forget to download the ABC News app for breaking news thanks for watching
President Trump has already sat down with four possible nominees to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy and is expected to meet at least two more before his July 9 decision.


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