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Pro-Life Groups Pushing for Supreme Court Nominees

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By    |   Wednesday, 14 Dec 2016 01:43 PM

Activists are stepping up their campaign to make sure President-elect Donald Trump names a pro-life nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court, the Washington Examiner reports.

Lawyer Andy Schlafly, son of the late conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly, has enlisted other pro-life groups to help in the fight to make sure a like-minded nominee is named to the high court, the website noted. He said Trump "cannot be expected to know who's pro-life and who isn't, so he's going to rely on us, on conservatives.

"We're going to see the Republican establishment in D.C. led by (Senate Majority Leader Mitch) McConnell try to deflect Trump away from taking a pro-life candidate," Schlafly said.

"What the Trump team will do is they will trot out some people with pro-life credentials to vouch for the nominee and we've got to be ready for that and we've got to anticipate that and start to bring that down now before they even pull it."

Schlafly told the Examiner that 70 groups have signed a letter to Trump opposing the potential nomination of Diana Sykes, Steven Colloton, Joan Larsen, Neil Gorsuch, Raymond Kethledge or Allison Eid to the court.

He reportedly told allies the "likelihood is increasing" that Trump will interview at least one of the six, according to the Examiner.

"They want to pretend to be pro-life because they want to be picked by a Republican president for the Supreme Court," Schlafly said.

Instead, he wants Trump to nominate Florida Supreme Court Justice Charles Canady, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Raymond Gruender or Utah Sen. Mike Lee, the Examiner reports.

According to Politico, Trump is likely to name his nominee either shortly before or shortly after his Jan. 20 inauguration.

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