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Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry is confronted by a supporter of abortion rights in front of the Supreme Court on Monday as President Trump announced he would nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

"He swung to the other side on the question of gay rights and abortion, and those are the particular issues that concern those on the left".

Nearly minutes after President Donald Trump announced he would pick Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) pledged to fight the nomination.

On average, for Supreme Court nominees who have received hearings, the hearing occurred 39 days after the nomination was formally submitted, according to the Congressional Research Service. "The stakes are simply too high for anything less".

"FreedomWorks calls upon Majority Leader McConnell to act swiftly and ensure Kavanaugh is confirmed on the Senate floor".

"Judge Kavanaugh has sterling academic credentials".

"My judicial philosophy is straightforward", Kavanaugh said.

Trump's pick, if confirmed by the Senate, will replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has always been the swing vote on the divided court.

U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, a former U.S. attorney, is a member of the Democratic Party that is expected to provide the resistance to Trump's pick in the Senate's confirmation process. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, and Joe Donnelly of IN, all of whom face tough re-election bids. Democratic senators running for re-election in states Trump carried in 2016 will face pressure to back his nominee. Meanwhile, 24 percent bet on Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and 7 percent bet on Judge Raymond Kethledge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

The Times also reported that McConnell did not "want to draw the ire" of Paul over Kavanaugh's role in crafting Bush-era policies.

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Approximately 56 percent of Trump voters maintain his Supreme Court appointments were the most important factor.

Republicans are eager to have a new justice in place when the Supreme Court begins its new term in October. "And just like Justice Gorsuch, he excelled as a legal clerk for Justice Kennedy", Trump added, saying his nominee "deserves a swift confirmation and robust bipartisan support". On Monday's MidPoint, we focused on how the next justice could impact the rights of women in the USA and here in Florida.

"His nomination should be a non-starter for every member of the Senate concerned about the integrity of the special counsel's investigation and anxious about the Court undermining the rights of women to make their own medical decisions; civil rights; the rights of Americans to quality, affordable healthcare; voting rights; the rights of workers to organize for better wages and working conditions; and more", Senator Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) said in a statement on Monday.

Activists have sent coat hangers - an abortion rights symbol - to her office. "And I believe this person will do a great job", Trump told reporters on Sunday afternoon after spending the weekend at his private golf club in New Jersey.

"We have known this moment was coming, and so over a year we have been organizing in these Senate battleground states", she said, "knowing that these senators would be key to a confirmation battle". The White House said Monday that former Arizona Sen.

The executive editor of the Lawfare blog, Susan Hennessey, who is also a Brookings fellow in national security in governance studies, called it "completely freaky that the president has imposed an artificial, TV ratings-driven deadline on such a consequential choice". Feinstein is the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee.

Support for nomination: Barrett also served as a law clerk to the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who is beloved by conservatives.

"I'm not looking for an ideologue", Kennedy said.

Republican aides said Monday that they expect the whole process could take about two months.