California Senator Kamala Harris (D) claimed that President Trump nominating a new justice to the Supreme Court in the wake of Anthony Kennedy's retirement means "we are looking at the destruction of the Constitution."

Harris, considered a potential opponent to Trump in the 2020 presidential election, said on MSNBC that Trump has consistently nominated "ideologues" to lifetime appointments on other federal courts.

"We cannot relent. We will have to fight 'til the end," she said of opposing anyone Trump chooses for the Supreme Court.

Trump cited a list of about 25 jurists that he may choose from, who are largely considered either textualists or strict constructionists when it comes to making constitutional judgments.

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The president met with three key Democrats from states he won in 2016, to discuss the court vacancy, Ed Henry reported.

Sens. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin III of West Virginia met with the president, as did two liberal Republican senators, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

Collins has previously voiced concern over the court potentially reversing Roe v. Wade, which made abortion legal nationwide.

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