Published: Tue, July 03, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Dems Want to Delay Supreme Court Nominee. Most Americans Don't

Dems Want to Delay Supreme Court Nominee. Most Americans Don't

"I would certainly rather have her vote than not", Rep. Collins said.

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, a Democrat who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee and appeared on "This Week" after Collins, called Collins' support for Roe v. Wade as settled law and legal precedent "heartening". "It has been described as a constitutional right for 45 years and was reaffirmed 26 years ago".

Trump told Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo that he has been advised not to ask for the nominee's stance on Roe v. Wade, but is looking to pick someone similar to Gorsuch. "I believe that is a very important, fundamental tenet to our judicial system".

Collins, who fully supports abortion, said any justice who supports reversing Roe v. Wade is an "activist" justice who does not belong on the high court. According to a poll released Friday by the Kaiser Family Foundation, two-thirds of Americans support Roe v. Wade remaining intact.

Most Republicans and independents-85 percent and 61 percent, respectively-want the Senate to vote on Trump's nominee before the midterms.

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With Republicans holding only a 51-49 majority in the Senate, Trump's next Supreme Court pick has a narrow path toward confirmation, making the votes of moderates like Collins and U.S. Sen.

Collins said Sunday she hopes Trump will look beyond his current list of potential nominees, noting there are nominees on the current list for whom she would not vote. Gorsuch provided the deciding vote in a number of conservative decisions this past Supreme Court term, including a ruling in favor of faith-based "crisis pregnancy centers" that counsel women against abortion.

Collins said Trump told her he wouldn't be asking prospective justices their opinion on the 1973 case that legalized abortion.

"I had a very long discussion with Justice Gorsuch in my office, and he pointed out to me that he is a co-author of a whole book on precedent. And I ask probing questions to try to determine whether they are going to be an activist judge with an agenda, which I don't want on either the left or the right", the senator added.

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