"They know that they will not get a justice nominated if the American people know this is what they want to do", NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue said in a call with reporters last week.
Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, voiced her opposition on Twitter.
Leonard Leo, who is on leave from the Federalist Society and has been advising Trump over the court nomination, said he assumes Kavanaugh, Barrett, Hardiman and Kethledge "are the four" who are getting the most focus.
Kavanaugh's views on impeachment could be controversial and of interest to Trump.
He previously worked for Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel who investigated Democratic former President Bill Clinton in the 1990s. Some of those victories were made possible by the swing vote of Anthony Kennedy, whose retirement handed Trump a golden ideological opening.
Barrett has been somewhat dismissive of the notion of following Supreme Court precedents, the doctrine known as stare decisis.
Democratic senator Bob Casey announced Monday morning he would be opposing President Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, even though the president's choice for the nomination wouldn't be revealed for several more hours.
In his dozen years on the court, Kavanaugh has been involved in some 286 opinions. "Why won't she rule out voting for Trump's anti-choice picks?" both ads ask.
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Mike Sacks, a reporter for the Fox television affiliate in NY and a self-described lapsed lawyer, was among the first to make the connection on Twitter.
President Trump will announce his Supreme Court nominee Monday night and the country will witness who the president will select to become the next Supreme Court Justice. "Maybe a handful of Democrats will vote for a Trump pick because they have to politically".
"I am deeply honored to be nominated to fill his seat on the Supreme Court", Kavanaugh said in his first public statement as a nominee.
Outside adviser Leonard Leo, now on leave from the Federalist Society, said on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday that this kind of jockeying is standard, noting that "every potential nominee before announcement gets concerns expressed about them by people who might ultimately support them".
Senators are trying to frame the debate before Trump's 9 p.m. announcement.
He tweeted later Sunday that he was looking forward to the announcement and said an 'exceptional person will be chosen!'
With little warning, the Republican administration announced it is freezing payments under an "Obamacare" program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses.
Raymond Kethledge - The final of the Supreme Court Justice candidates on President Trump's short list also served as a clerk for Kennedy.
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Trump's success in confirming conservative judges, as well as a Supreme Court justice, has cheered Republicans amid concerns about his limited policy achievements and chaotic management style.
Kyl, a former member of Republican leadership, served on the Senate Judiciary Committee before retiring in 2013. He works for Washington-based lobbying firm Covington & Burling.
Former New Hampshire Sen.
Savoring the suspense, Trump has sought to keep people guessing in the final hours, hoping to replicate his successful announcement of Justice Neil Gorsuch past year. Kavanaugh, who serves on the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, is expected to be less receptive to abortion and gay rights than Kennedy was.
"He could throw a dart on that list" and conservatives would be happy.
One red-state Democratic senator up for re-election this year - Sen. The race is not expected to be competitive.
Protests were held around the nation as liberals, democrats and progressives fear the president's right-leaning pick will give conservatives a majority for decades to come.
Casey says he is "pro-life", but regularly sides with supporters of abortion rights in Senate votes. It'll likely be a name on the list that President Trump compiled while he was campaigning for the presidency, which has already been vetted by conservative groups.
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