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What they’re saying: Key senators on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Trump and Brett Kavanaugh shake hands
President Trump and Judge Brett Kavanaugh shake hands. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court will be a key moment of Trump's presidency that could ultimately reshape the high court's ideology for decades to come — if he's confirmed.

Key players: A few key senators hold the cards on whether Kavanaugh will make it through the confirmation process, including vulnerable red state Senate Democrats and moderate Republicans. So far, these senators have largely all responded with a similar message — that they will conduct a careful vetting of Kavanaugh, including interviews with the nominee one-on-one ahead of his confirmation hearing.