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Why 2 Supreme Court Contenders Are Already Under Fire

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President Donald Trump is just days away from announcing his U.S. Supreme Court pick, and already, two of his potential nominees are under fire from members of Congress and the media—one for not being conservative enough and the other for her Christian views.

It was a star-spangled Fourth of July celebration at the White House Wednesday night as the president mulled over his Supreme Court pick.

"Such an important decision, and we're going to give you a great one, like Justice (Neil) Gorsuch. We—we hit a home run there, and we're going to hit a home run here," he said.

The president has a list of seven possible candidates to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. But some members of Congress and the media say the president is striking out with two candidates on his short list.

The two under fire are federal appeals court judges Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.

Kavanaugh is opposed by three Republican senators for troubling comments he's made about his judicial philosophy, as in 2015 when he said judges need to keep an open mind.

"It means a willingness to change your mind. That is something that judges have to do—to say, 'Well, I didn't look at it that way a few years ago, but now I see that it looks different to me,'" Kavanaugh told a Columbus Law School audience.

As for judge Amy Coney Barrett—liberals are trying to smear her for her faith. She's a committed, faithful Christian who is part of a Roman Catholic group called "People of Praise." Some on the left are trying to label it a cult because its members are so committed to their faith.

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