That, liberals fear, could lead to the overturning of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that forbade criminalising or restricting access to abortions - a decades-long aspiration of the Republican Party.
"That's not a question I'll be asking", he said.
Trump said he thinks that is "inappropriate to discuss".
"He's an outstanding talent", Trump said of Lee, noting that he saw the senator on television on Thursday saying "he would love the job". But Republican Senator John McCain, who has an aggressive form of brain cancer, has been absent from the Senate for months, meaning that if all Senate Democrats vote against Trump's eventual nominee, it would take only one Republican defection to defeat his pick.
Senate Democrats have been arguing that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should not hold a confirmation hearing or vote on a candidate in an election year, attempting to use McConnell's logic in denying President Obama's appointee, Merrick Garland a hearing when he was nominated. He met Thursday evening at the White House with key senators - Republicans Chuck Grassley, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski and Democrats Joe Manchin, Joe Donnelly and Heidi Heitkamp - to discuss the vacancy. It has emerged that the Trump administration heavily courted Kennedy to retire before the mid-term elections, giving Trump the potential to nominate a justice with a known majority in the Senate.
Trump said he would select a replacement from the list of possible justices that he released during his campaign.
Kennedy's retirement announcement Wednesday provided Trump with an opportunity to place a second justice on the all-important court.
Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona said he wouldn't block Trump's nominee from getting out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. "We have to pick one that's going to be there for 40 years, 45 years". Trump will announce his pick to replace Kennedy on July 9.
"I don't think that's completely inaccurate", Shapiro explained.
Senate Democrats, led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY, called for delaying action on the nominee until after the elections. They include judges Amy Coney Barrett, 46, the most talked-about woman on the list; Thomas Hardiman, 52, the runner-up to Gorsuch past year; Raymond Kethledge, 51, another former Kennedy clerk; and Amul Thapar, 49, a favorite of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
Kennedy was the swing vote in many key decisions, but for the energy industry, the most impactful was his vote in MA v. EPA, which concluded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is seen during a ceremony at the White House, April 10, 2017. For him, that means confirming "a Supreme Court justice that upholds the unborn or children in the womb's right to life", he said.
President Donald Trump speaks during an event at the East Room of the White House June 29, 2018 in Washington, DC.
So, predictably, there is great "wailing and gnashing of teeth" on the Left over what they've done to themselves.
The German NGO Mission Lifeline that operates the MV Lifeline ship called for a swift resolution at the European Union summit. The centers would be created in accordance with guidelines from the UN's refugee agency UNHCR, Macron said.
Sebastian Coates comes in for the injured Jose Gimenez in defence as Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez makes four changes for the clash. Although the match was not crucial, we wanted to take the first place [in the group].
Over the years, Jackson had a rocky relationship with his wife, Katherine , with whom he had 10 children, according to CNN . The band found success with hit songs including " I Want You Back " and " ABC ", among others.
You won't be swimming in them though: The water resistance is mainly to protect against rain and perspiration , the people said. It intends to expand its partnership with Foxconn and reduce reliance on its smaller vendors like Inventec.
The government instead offered only an unamendable "neutral motion", which would have allowed MPs to take note of the situation. Grieve told the House of Commons he now saw the need to take account of May's concerns over the state of the negotiations.
Seehofer has been calling for Germany to turn back migrants previously registered as asylum-seekers in other European countries. Seehofer's ultimatum has become one of the biggest challenges to Merkel's authority since she took power almost 13 years ago.
Kim Jong Un's decision to ditch the rally is the latest sign that tensions between the United States and North Korea are easing. He said that framework couldn't be filled out without, Kim "making clear his intent to denuclearize", Pompeo said.
That list includes roughly 160 products such as U.S. sunbeds, paper towels, corduroy trousers and porcelain tableware. Canada said its tariffs of up to 25% on almost $13 billion of American products will take effect on July 1.
He went on to orchestrate a referendum in 2017 that amended Turkey's constitution and consolidated power in his hands. The country's electoral board hasn't published official results yet, but it confirmed that Erdogan won.
Deschamps got a boost from Giroud and Matuidi in the match against Australia and wisely made the move to start them against Peru . Surprisingly though, they dropped this energy as the first half of the game progressed and allowed Pogba to settle into the game.
The World Cup shocks continue
It was the first red card shown at the World Cup finals and - at 2min 56sec - the second fastest in history. Japan bested Colombia before Senegal beat Poland in separate Group H matches on Tuesday.
Brazil v Costa Rica
The PSG star collapsed to the ground and burst into tears while the rest of his team-mates celebrated. On Friday evening, it was Coutinho who scored the opening goal for Brazil in the 91st minute.
Merkel seeks refugee deal with European Union partners
Lifeline said a merchant vessel, the Alexander Maersk, had another 113 migrants and was also waiting for a port to receive them. Italy's government wants to deport half a million undocumented migrants , many of whom are housed in squalid reception centres.
Erdogan facing major test as voting ends in Turkey elections
If a candidate wins just over 50 percent of the vote, he will win the presidency, but if not, there will be a runoff on July 8. Without them, many said, the country could not function. "I hope that we will wake up to a more handsome day tomorrow".
White House: North Korea still a threat to US
Repeating North Korean arguments, Trump said the games were "provocative" to Pyongyang and added that they were "very expensive". Republican Senator John McCain has criticised the president's stance on the exercises, calling the suspensions a mistake.
USA withdraws from UN Human Rights Commission
Among changes the United States had been seeking was to make it easier to kick out member state with egregious rights records. The U.S.' decision to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council is "regrettable", the British government said on Wednesday.