According to a report by Politico, Demand Justice, which was already running ads on social media in early June attacking Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees, is launching a $5 million radio, television, digital and voter mobilization campaign in Alaska and ME, home to two moderate Republican senators who will be key votes in the coming confirmation process: Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski.
Collins noted that she was in favor of moving forward with a nominee in the next couple months, so a new justice could be in place by the time the Supreme Court's next term begins in October.
Trump is thought now to be looking for a candidate whose conservative credentials will please his political base and who is young enough to serve on the high court for decades. The Senate battle over Donald Trump's new Supreme Court nominee is off to a fiery start - even before the president makes his choice.
Another topic of discussion is Roe v. Wade, the ruling that made abortion legal in the U.S. However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said we likely won't know where Trump's nominee stands on the issue.
Collins said she and fellow Republican Sen. There may be other justices who share that view, and if so, Collins and Murkowski could support the president's nominee in any event.
"I strongly believe that the president should take his time to identify a strong consensus candidate that will not further divide this country and fan the flames of anger and anxiety that are beginning to tear people apart", said Feinstein.
Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network, said she did not think picking a woman was "the top concern" of Trump, stressing judicial philosophy and experience. He serves as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeTrump to announce Supreme Court pick July 9; two women on short list The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance - Expensive and brutal: Inside the Supreme Court fight ahead Senate passes mammoth farm bill MORE (R), who has openly acknowledged he would accept an appointment to the high court. She is also a devout Catholic with seven children, and her religious beliefs came up in last year's confirmation hearing for her current post.
"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 explained. The ads will start appearing on Wednesday.
Schumer said that while Democrats don't control the Senate - Republicans have a 51-49 edge - most senators back abortion rights.
Collins-she said in a Sunday interview on ABC's This Week that she could only vote for a judge that respects precedent.
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And if the votes result in a tie, Vice President Pence will hold the tie-breaking vote-and his anti-abortion stance is well-known.