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Liz Warren is already asking Republicans to help defeat Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called on Republican senators to join her and the Democrats in defeating any "extremist" justice that President Donald Trump might nominate for the Supreme Court, despite not knowing who he is going to nominate. (Image Source: YouTube screenshot)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is calling on Republican senators to join the Democrats in order to defeat any "extremist" Supreme Court nomination President Donald Trump might make.

'Nobody appointed Donald Trump king'

After Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced Wednesday that he would be retiring from the court, many on the left decried the decision that would allow Trump another chance to fill a court seat.

Warren took to her Twitter account to call on Republican senators to help defeat Trump's nominee —  despite the fact that he has not chosen one yet.

"Donald Trump has the opportunity to remake the Supreme Court for a generation," Warren said. "A woman's right to decisions over her own body are at risk.

"Equal rights, equal marriage, is also at risk," she claimed. "But look, nobody appointed Donald Trump king. Nobody makes it to Supreme Court without going through the United States Senate."

'This is the fight of our lives.'

"So the real question in front of us is whether or not there are any Republicans who will join the Democrats in turning back an extremist nominee from Donald Trump," Warren continued. "This is the fight of our lives. If you want to be in this fight, then now's the time."

"Raise your voice, raise your voice," she repeated, "raise your voice."

"We do not want an extremist judge on the United States Supreme Court," Warren concluded.

Here's the video from Sen. Warren:

The list

As Republicans control the Senate, and in accordance with rules that former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid set forth, Democrats cannot block any nomination from the president if Republicans all choose to support them.

However, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) has already indicated that she may demand a more moderate justice if they want her vote. Speaking about a list of nominees widely approved by most conservatives, she said, "I don’t know how we got so wedded to that list."

"That was not created by senators here,” she added.

One last thing…
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