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Confirming Supreme Court nominee will be difficult

Congressman Mo Brooks told WAAY 31 if President Trump nominates a conservative judge it will be difficult to get that judge through the confirmation process.

Posted: Jul 5, 2018 10:57 PM

The list of possible Supreme Court Justice nominees is narrowing and President Trump will likely make an announcement on his pick in the coming days.

We're getting some insight straight from Washington D.C. from Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks about why it might be difficult for President Trump to get his nominee through the confirmation process.

Brooks told WAAY the stakes are high for this nomination, because of the possibility of a repeal of Roe v. Wade, which gives women the right to abortion.

Beyond that, people in Huntsville have strong opinions about the importance of this nomination and what it means for this country.

Monroe Johnson of Huntsville said the pick for the next Supreme Court Justice is critical for the future of the United States.

"It's very important for the direction of the country is going to go in for the next couple of decades, if not generations," said Johnson.

Nicolette Kilgo of Huntsville agreed and she has an idea of the type of justice she wants to be on the Supreme Court.

"I don't think it necessarily matters what their political views are. I think its just important they believe in law and order and they believe in the constitution and they do what is ethically correct," said Kilgo.

The political leanings of the next justice are important to Johnson.

"Conservatives seem to be more interested in interpreting the constitution the way it is written and not so much in involving their own personal feelings," said Johnson.

Congressman Mo Brooks said it will be difficult for a conservative judge to be nominated, because of the status of the United States Senate.

With Arizona Senator John McCain on the sidelines, because of cancer, Republicans only have a 50 to 49 vote advantage on Democrats.

That means Republicans will push hard to get at least two Democrats to vote on the side of Republicans.

"If we can't get them to come our way then I think you're going to see a United States Supreme Court Justice who is much more of a judicial activist, a left wing kind of supreme court justice, than the President of the United States might otherwise might prefer," said Brook.

What hangs in the balance is the possible repeal of Roe v. Wade, which is an important issue for Kilgo.

"If that were to be removed that would infringing on a woman's rights to choose, so I would want someone who would uphold that," said Kilgo.

What a new Supreme Court Justice decides to repeal, or not repeal, is less of an issue for Johnson.

"Whether it reverses Roe v. Wade, or changes the same sex laws anything else; any of that, that's irrelevant to me. We need judges on that court now that will stand for the constitution," said Johnson.

With the list of possible nominees whittled to three or four Pesident Trump is expected to make his final decision for his nominee in the coming days.

The real political battle in the United States Senate will begin at that point.

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