Lisa Murkowski says the person who replaces Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court should be in the same mold as the retiring justice.
On the question of whether the Senate should consider President Donald Trump's nominee before the November election, 46% say the Senate should take up the nomination, while 48% say the chamber should not consider it until after the midterms, with a strict party divide and independents split 43% to 50%.
"I had a very, very interesting morning", Trump said on Monday, according to the Post, which reported that he described the candidates as "outstanding people", but did not name them. In an unusually direct appeal to voters, he said that to block "an ideological nominee", people should "tell your senators" to oppose anyone from Trump's list.
Kethledge, 51, is a former Kennedy law clerk and appeals court judge who graduated from the University of MI and its law school. A senior White House official said that Trump did not conduct any interviews with potential Supreme Court picks over the weekend.
"I'll be meeting with two or three more, and we'll make a decision on the United States Supreme Court - the new justice - that'll be made over the next few days and we'll be announcing it on Monday", he said.
Sanders also announced that Justin Clark, the director of the White House's office of public liaison, will oversee the administration's outreach to "key constituencies, coalitions, grassroots organizations and allies".
In a series of tweets, Schumer argued that Barrett would support overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision.
Schumer said that while Democrats don't control the Senate - Republicans have a 51-49 edge - most senators back abortion rights.
If there is a danger of losing Republican votes, the nominee could prevail by courting Democratic senators seeking re-election this year in states Trump carried in 2016, including Sens.
After the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell changed Senate rules a year ago, eliminating the filibuster of Supreme Court nominees and clearing the way for easy confirmation of Trump's first pick Justice Neil Gorsuch, Republicans feel emboldened. Susan Collins of ME are moderate Republicans who support access to abortion services.
Schumer's column appeared a day after Sen. Both Chief Justice John Roberts and Gorsuch, Trump's first pick to the high court, have indicated more broadly that they respect legal precedent. Vice President Mike Pence can break a tie.
Trump used the same language in a Fox News interview Sunday.