Trump judicial advisor warns two Supreme Court candidates are tougher sell

Larry Hoffman
July 9, 2018

Judge Brett Kavanaugh has a "slight" advantage in the race to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a conservative legal scholar who helped shape President Trump's list of possible justices.

Campus Reform Media Director Cabot Phillips, who interviewed the students, said Sunday on "Fox & Friends" that many people seek to quickly show their hatred for President Trump the moment they hear his name.

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Trump is likely to announce his nominees to replace Kennedy on Monday. Other finalists are said to be appeals court judges Amy Coney Barrett, Raymond Kethledge and Thomas Hardiman.

Per Phillips' report, one student said that he saw the pick "all over the news" and that the selection is someone who is racist. Mr. Trump finally nominated judge Neil Gorsuch. "Every one you can't go wrong". "We've been talking about this for 36 years, going all the way back to the nomination of Sandra O'Connor", he said. "I've never seen a president of the United States in effect make himself a puppet of outside groups and choose from a group of right-wing fringe ideologues that are prepared on this list".

Judge Raymond Kethledge of MI, who serves on the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, is seen in this 2017 photo released by Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.in New York, New York, U.S., July 6, 2018.

"It is extraordinary", Blumenthal said. I do think the president has to think about who is the easiest to get confirmed here.

"I think we can confirm any of the four names being mentioned", Blunt said on NBC's "Meet the Press".

Trump has teased details of his process in recent days, saying Thursday that he was down to four people and "of the four people, I have it down to three or two". Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Eastern. The president is spending the weekend at his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he's continuing to mull his choices for a second appointment to the nation's top court.

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