But Collins has in the past bucked her party and the president, notably with her opposition in 2017 to Trump's education secretary nominee, Betsy DeVos, and to attempts to repeal Barack Obama's healthcare law.
On Sunday she told CNN she did not believe Gorsuch would seek to undermine Roe, because Gorsuch had authored a book on judicial precedent.
"That's a big one".
Collins, a moderate Republican, claimed Roe v. Wade is "settled law" and emphasized her desire for the new Supreme Court justice to adhere to stare decisis, a legal doctrine that binds courts to precedent.
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In addition, the deal includes more money for Spain and Morocco to stem migrants coming through the eastern Mediterranean route. However, the exact number of migrants aboard the boat at the time of the incident is not known yet.
Trump said he plans to have his pick for the Supreme Court in place before the upcoming 2018 midterm elections in November.
"What I want to see is a nominee who, regardless of his or her personal views on the very hard and contentious life issue, is going to respect precedent, regardless", she said. "A candidate for this important position who would overturnRoe v. Wade would not be acceptable to me because that would indicate an activist agenda that I don't want to see a judge have, and that would indicate to me a failure to respect precedent, a fundamental tenant of our judicial system". "If they vote for somebody who's going to change precedent, it could be a career-ending move".
When asked on "State of the Union" whether she thought Justice Gorsuch would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, Collins said no, adding that she believes Gorsuch, the co-author of a book on precedent, understands that precedent is essential to the US judicial system.
"The president listened very intently to what Lisa Murkowski and I said", she said, noting the Alaska Republican who is also in favor of abortion rights. "As you know, there are many presidents who never get a choice".
The president's words come amid concern from abortion rights supporters that he will nominate a conservative judge who would vote to overturn the landmark case that legalized the procedure nationwide. Trump said he's "been told" he shouldn't be so narrow in his questions, something Bartiromo tied to his 2016 campaign trail promises that he'd "leave it to the states".
"And so I would say to my colleagues ... to not just trust that what somebody says to you in a conversation trying to get your vote is what's going to happen when they are on the Supreme Court", Duckworth said.
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They have lost eight of those games, including four at World Cups, the last to South Korea in 2002 - also on penalties. He became the first player to enter the field as the fourth substitute at Russia's World Cup clash with Spain .
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The other victims include two 4-year-olds, a 6-year-old, a 12-year-old, and three adults who tried to intervene in the attack. A 30-year-old man, identified by police as Timmy Kinner, was arrested in connection with the attack Saturday night.
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On top of that, NASA wanted to make sure its outer space scientists had enough energy, so they also sent super-caffeinated coffee. The robot should be able to guide Gerst through various onboard procedures, showing videos or pictures to help with tutorials.
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The police and a team from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are engaged in rescue operations, reported NDTV . The plunge was so forceful that the upper part of the bus separated exposing the seats in the lower part, the SP said.
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A police source said the helicopter pilot was a flight instructor waiting for a student, when he was seized by Faid's accomplices. The helicopter, the pilot of which was later released, was found burnt out north of Paris , as was a getaway auto .
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While the amount of features the little tool offers is commendable, we are still waiting for Samsung to completely blow us away. The Galaxy J4 features a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 HD resolution and a traditional 16:9 aspect ratio.