It is going to be a major pressure point brought against two women Republican Senators—Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska—that will likely decide if Donald Trump gains the confirmation of his Supreme Court nominee before the midterm elections.
Both women are pro choice, and wanted to keep ObamaCare, and are considered moderates of the Republican brand.
Both come from small populated states, mainly rural and poor, and needing ObamaCare, with no alternative offered by the Republican majority in Congress or Donald Trump.
Both have, however often voted with their party under pressure, even on support of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court last year.
Both have often disappointed observers who wanted to believe they had courage and guts.
Both are broad based social moderates, but they have been unwilling to defy party leadership, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
So the odds that they will do the right thing is a long shot.
Particularly in the case of Susan Collins, who disappointed many when she testified in favor of the confirmation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, because they were Senate colleagues, and “friends”, as if that is justification for supporting the most bigoted, racist Attorney General in American history!