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BY: Conor Beck
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) delivered a long speech on the Senate floor Monday afternoon decrying President Donald Trump's to-be-named Supreme Court justice nominee.
Schumer - Remarks - Hours - Trump - Announcement
Schumer's remarks came hours before Trump's expected announcement of a nominee, which is expected at 9:00 p.m EST. The president has said his nominee would be chosen from a list compiled during his 2016 campaign, a list most recently narrowed down to four potential nominees, according to sources with knowledge of the decision.
"Enormously important issues hang in the balance," Schumer said, first mentioning "the right of workers to organize" and "the influence of dark money in our politics."
Schumer - Obergefell - V - Hodges - Decision
Schumer also suggested that the Obergefell v. Hodges decision, which legalized same-sex marriage, was at risk. As is "the right to vote."
He further argued the fate of affordable health care and abortion rights hang in the balance with Trump's nominee, though the five justices who upheld the Affordable Care Act in 2012 in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius will remain on the Court.
President - Trump - Roe
"President Trump has repeatedly said that he believes Roe was wrongly decided. He's promised in his own...
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