Spotlight turns to GOP women in Supreme Court fight

  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., joins activists at the Supreme Court as President Donald Trump prepares to choose a replacement for Justice Anthony Kennedy, in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2018. Gillibrand says Kennedy’s retirement sets up a situation where “women’s lives are at risk.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON — A spotlight quickly focused on two Republican senators Thursday in the fight to come over President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nomination — Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, whose support for abortion access will reverberate throughout the debate.