Trump says he’ll choose justice from list of 25 he’s been compiling

lighthouses also watching course the battle forming over the future of the Supreme Court president Trump set to pick the next Justice which could ship the balance on the court for more than a generation president Trump saying he will nominate someone to replace Justice Kennedy who will be on the court in words for the next 40 to 45 years and so Terry tonight on the future of the court and I’m Democrat scrambling but with few options tonight president Trump is on the brink of reshaping the Supreme Court does Anthony Kennedy we have to pick one that’s going to be there for 40 years 45 years the President says he’ll choose from a list of 25 candidate he began compiling in 2016 high on the short list. Thomas Hardiman of Pittsburgh 52 strong gun rights supporter he was said to be runner-up last year when Trump pick Neil Gorsuch Washington DC also 52 and like Gorsuch also a former clerk to Justice Kennedy he worked in the George W bush White House and Joe Amy Coney Barrett of Chicago 4604 merkler to the lake Justice Antonin Scalia she criticized and does a mom of seven children including a special needs child and two children adopted from Haiti Democrat outnumbered already trying to stop any boat echoing the argument Republicans use when they blocked President Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland in an election year senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois tweeting the American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice but there’s a big difference Republicans have the votes to Block Garland Democrats are in the minority now we will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy’s successor this fall perhaps the biggest issue the right to choose abortion president Trump in 2016 became the first Republican nominee to explicitly promise the end of Roe versus Wade that will happen and that’ll happen automatically in my opinion because I am putting pro-life justices on the court now with Trump ready to deliver there’s tremendous pressure on the two pro-choice Republican women Senator Lisa murkowski of Alaska and Main Susan Collins Ralphie wave is an important precedent and it is settled law if Democrats have any chance Trump won are feeling the heat they all voted to confirm Neil Gorsuch but that didn’t stop the president from attacking one of them North Dakota’s Heidi high-camp in our own backyard last night we met for the Supreme Court so let’s bring back in Turn Around from the White House and Terry with the president second nomination to the court now less than two years into his presidency this court will likely soon solidly conservative and the president’s potential pics. they’re all relatively young that’s right David that long list of 25 the average age of somewhere just over 50 years old when the President says his choice will have an impact on America lasting for decades he’s absolutely right and that’s sharp shift right that this nomination will represent if confirmed that will operate as a kind of invitation to conservative lawmakers and activists around the country who will bring cases at Target Roe versus Wade and affirmative action than other conservative causes in a way this cord later this year will be open for business for conservatives at the Lighthouse Terry thank you hi everyone George Stephanopoulos here thanks for checking out the ABC News YouTube channel you’d like to get more video show highlights and watch live coverage click on the right over here to subscribe to our Channel and don’t forget to download the ABC News at 4 breaking news alerts thanks for watching
In 2016, he was the first Republican nominee to explicitly promise the end of Roe v. Wade.

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