President Trump said he probably won’t ask potential Supreme Court candidates about their opinions on abortion before nominating Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s replacement.

In a program that aired Sunday morning, Fox News journalist Maria Bartiromo asked Trump if he would ask his nominees beforehand how they might vote on Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision affirming that the constitutional right to privacy extends to a woman’s decision to have an abortion.

Trump responded that he’s been advised not to ask such specific questions and that he plans to appoint another conservative justice like Neil Gorsuch, whom Trump appointed to replace Antonin Scalia.

“Well, that’s a big one and probably not. They’re all saying, ‘Don’t do that. You don’t do that. You shouldn’t do that.’ But I’m putting conservative people on and I’m very proud of Neil Gorsuch. He’s been outstanding. His opinions are you know so well written, so brilliant. And I’m going to try and do something like that but I don’t think I’m going to be so specific in the questions I’ll be asking. And I’m actually told I shouldn’t be,” Trump said on “Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo.”

Source : AP News