Republicans Optimistic Senate Will Confirm Any of Trump's Supreme Court Picks

Trump's SCOTUS nomination on Monday follows his successful pick of Justice Neil Gorsuch last year

Leonard Leo, a vice president at the Federalist Society who is on leave to assist Mr. Trump, said the chance to nominate a second jurist in two years is the president's prize for making the Supreme Court a major selling point in the 2016 presidential race.

In anticipation of Trump filling the vacancy left by the retiring Anthony Kennedy - widely considered to be the court's "swing vote" - with a judge thought to have more conservative bona fides, many outside advocacy groups are already bracing for what will likely be a contentious confirmation battle.

U.S. Court of Appeals Judges Raymond Kethledge, Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Hardiman are all in the running as final candidates.

"I will oppose the nomination the President will make tonight because it represents a corrupt bargain with the far Right, big corporations, and Washington special interests", Casey said in a statement.

Democrats are certain to press Trump's latest nominee on views toward the most divisive of topics: the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion nationwide, a decision some conservatives - particularly conservative Christians - have long wanted to overturn. Barry served alongside Hardiman as a federal appeals judge on the 3rd Circuit before stepping down past year. "And I think of the four people I have it down to three or two".

Demand Justice said last week that it planned to spend $5 million on ads in opposition.

Trump previous year appointed Neil Gorsuch, who has already become one of the most conservative justices, after Senate Republicans in 2016 refused to consider Democratic former President Barack Obama's nominee Merrick Garland to fill a vacancy left by the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. But a woman's right to choose may be at the center of the Senate's confirmation hearings.

"Republicans are holding four lottery tickets, and all of them are winners", Graham said.

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The White House said Trump has interviewed four potential picks, all of whom are federal appeals court judges.

A fellow judge there, Maryanne Trump Barry, one of the president's sisters, reportedly has recommended him to her brother.

"I'm very confident with this president's enthusiasm and with Leader [Mitch] McConnell's enthusiasm that they can get anybody confirmed", Leo told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" Sunday.

The president and White House officials involved in the process have fielded calls and messages and have been on the receiving end of public pleas and op-eds for or against specific candidates since Kennedy announced on June 27 that he would retire this summer.

None of the judges named is older than 53, meaning any of them could sit on the court for several decades, allowing Trump to make a lasting imprint on the nation's laws. "And I expect we'll do that on sort of a normal timetable of a couple of months". Barrett was appointed by Trump to the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals a year ago.

Current position: Judge on the the federal appellate court for the District of Columbia.

He recently voiced disagreement with a court decision allowing an undocumented teenage immigrant to get an abortion. Susan Collins, of ME, to speak out, told Stephanopoulos last week that a candidate who would overturn Roe v. Wade "would not be acceptable", because it indicates an "activist agenda" she didn't want to see in a judge. He is seen as supporting originalism, an interpretation of the Constitution along the lines of its meaning at the time of enactment.

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