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Politics Key GOP senator: I won’t support any Supreme Court nominee that has shown ‘hostility’ to Roe v. Wade

02:50  05 july  2018
02:50  05 july  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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Sen . Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Wednesday reiterated that she would not vote for any Supreme Court nominee chosen by President Trump if they have “demonstrated hostility ” to Roe v . Wade . “ I think I ’ve made it pretty clear that if a nominee has demonstrated hostility to Roe v . Wade and has

Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," Sen . Susan Collins (R- ME ) said she would not support President Donald Trump's nominee to 45 years, and it involves a Constitutional right and has been reaffirmed by the court 26 years ago. I would not support a nominee who demonstrated hostility to Roe v . Wade because that would mean to me their Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN.

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Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), on Wednesday reiterated that she would not vote for any Supreme Court nominee chosen by President Trump if they have "demonstrated hostility" to Roe v. Wade.

"I think I've made it pretty clear that if a nominee has demonstrated hostility to Roe v Wade and has said that they're are not going to abide by that longstanding precedent, that I could not support that nominee," Collins told MSNBC.

But Collins added that she could not yet take a position on any nominee as "we don't even know who the nominee is."

"I'm amazed that people on both sides of the aisle have already committed to voting either before or against the nominee whose identity they do not know," Collins said.

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced last week that he would retire, opening up a spot on the bench for Trump to nominate his second conservative justice.

Kennedy has been a swing vote on the bench for more than three decades. Kennedy was key in siding with liberal justices to support Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide.

Anti-abortion groups hope the Supreme Court will revisit Roe v. Wade within the next few years.

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WASHINGTON — Senator Susan Collins, a moderate Maine Republican whose vote could prove decisive in filling the Supreme Court ’s vacant seat, said on Sunday that she would not vote for a nominee who showed “ hostility ” toward Roe v . Wade

Maine Republican Sen . Susan Collins yesterday seemed to lay down a big marker in the Supreme Court fight about to consume Washington. Here are her exact words: “ I would not support a nominee who demonstrated hostility to Roe v But Trump has shown few signs of pulling back.

Collins - who is expected to be a key vote in the confirmation battle - said Sunday on CNN that she would not support a nominee who has demonstrated "hostility" to the landmark abortion rights case "because that would mean to me that their judicial philosophy did not include a respect for established decisions, established law."

Abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America on Tuesday announced its first ad buy targeting Collins.

The print and online ads state: "Trump has been loud and clear in saying he'd pick Supreme Court Justices to end Roe v. Wade. We believe him. Don't you, Senator Collins?"

Collins added on Wednesday that if a nominee is very strongly for Roe v. Wade "but lacks the qualification, the experience, the integrity, [or] has ethical issues in the background," she would not vote for him or her. "I'm not going to vote for that person just because they're for Roe v. Wade," she said.

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