Schumer Urges Opposition To Conservative Nominee

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is trying to rally public opposition to any Supreme Court nominee by President Donald Trump who’d oppose abortion rights and expanded health care coverage.
    
The New York Democrat says this summer’s retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy creates the most important high court vacancy “in our lifetimes.”
    
Schumer says while Democrats are outnumbered in the narrowly divided Senate, most senators back abortion rights and the added coverage created by former President Barack Obama’s health care law. He says both would be threatened by a conservative Trump nominee.
    
Schumer wrote in an opinion column in Monday’s New York Times that people should pressure senators to oppose nominees who’d overturn abortion rights and Obama’s statute.
    
Kennedy has been a swing vote on several issues on the nine-member court.
 

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