Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey opposes Supreme Court pick before final decision

Thai rescue team members walk inside a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23 in Mae Sai Chiang Rai province northern Thailand. The local

President Donald Trump said Sunday afternoon he still had not made his final decision on a Supreme Court nominee, but anticipated finishing by Monday.

President Trump has yet to make a final decision on his pick to replace outgoing Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, but says he is "very close". "I'm glad he's on the list - are all winners", Sen.

"If you're a conservative Republican, the four people named-particularly Thomas Hardiman, I'm glad he's on the list-are all winners, and every Republican should embrace these picks". Meanwhile, Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona is battling brain cancer and has not been back to the Capitol since December. Trump is expected to pressure recalcitrant Senate Democrats into supporting his nominee by holding rallies in their states.

As of Sunday, Trump said he had yet to make a decision on who to nominate.

"I'm not sure I'm leaning anywhere on those four nominees. Totally inconsistent", Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) told NBC's "Meet the Press". An official said Thursday that Trump had completed his scheduled interviews for potential nominees.

They are calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to wait until after the November election to schedule a hearing and vote. Kavanaugh has an extensive paper trail that could potentially enable Democrats to stretch the confirmation beyond the 2018 midterm election.

Barrett, confirmed to the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on October 31, has faced opposition by abortion rights groups because she has called Roe v. Wade an erroneous decision. Hardiman was said to be the runner-up to succeed Antonin Scalia, the seat Neil Gorsuch eventually occupied after being confirmed in 2017.

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It is not exaggeration to say that the prospect of tipping the balance of the Supreme Court was the reason why evangelical conservative voters, who had plenty of reason to worry about Trump's character, made a decision to stick with him during the 2016 election campaign.

From a reported list of 25 Supreme Court candidates, Trump said he has narrowed his choices. "And after that 36 year period, we only have a single individual on the court who has expressly said he would overturn Roe".

"If you look at what the president said, which is he will nominate someone only if that person is committed to automatically overturn Roe v. Wade", Sen. Previously, Collins voted for Gorsuch because of his belief in the significance of precedent.

During Trump's presidential campaign, he emphasized that he would appoint conservative justices to the Supreme Court bench if he was elected. Many, including Leo, believe that it was a major contributing factor to his victory in 2016. Barry served alongside Hardiman as a federal appeals judge on the 3rd Circuit before stepping down past year. Previous lobbying efforts by McConnell - including a push for fellow Kentuckian 6th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amul Thapar, who would have been the court's first Asian-American nominee - have failed.

Barrett, who is 46, has less of a judicial record to review, having just been nominated to the appeals court by Trump previous year.

While Kethledge and Hardiman may be easier to confirm, Barrett and Kavanaugh have the biggest name recognition among conservatives.

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