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Schumer Pushed Trump to Nominate Garland

Schumer Pushed Trump to Nominate Garland
Judge Merrick Garland (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 05 July 2018 03:21 PM

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., urged President Donald Trump to nominate Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, The Washington Post reports.

According to a source with knowledge of a private phone call earlier this week between the senator and the president, Schumer told Trump to name Garland, who serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington and was previously nominated to the Supreme Court by former President Barack Obama, as a way to unite the country. He also advised Trump to avoid a nominee that would be hostile toward Roe vs. Wade or the Affordable Care Act, as either would be "cataclysmic" for Trump's legacy.

Schumer wrote in an op-ed for The New York Times earlier this week: "Perhaps the most consequential issues at stake in this Supreme Court vacancy are affordable healthcare and a woman's freedom to make the most sensitive medical decisions about her body. The views of President Trump's next court nominee on these issues could well determine whether the Senate approves or rejects them."

Trump's short list reportedly includes federal judges Brett M. Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge, and Amy Coney Barrett, according to the Post.

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President Donald Trump was urged to nominate Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., according to The Washington Post.
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2018-21-05
Thursday, 05 July 2018 03:21 PM
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