Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Friday said no matter who President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump hails Arizona Senate for audit at Phoenix rally, slams governor Arkansas governor says it's 'disappointing' vaccinations have become 'political' Watch live: Trump attends rally in Phoenix MORE nominates to the Supreme Court to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, Democratic lawmakers will still be unsatisfied.

"If he put Moses up for the possibility of being Supreme Court Justice — the ultimate lawgiver, the Ten Commandments — they would still be against it," Huckabee said during an appearance on Fox News’s "America's Newsroom.”

The former presidential contender’s remarks come as Democratic lawmakers voice concerns over the GOP-controlled Senate approving a Supreme Court justice to replace Kennedy, who announced his retirement earlier this week.


"Let me quote a famous politician, Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaEmergency infrastructure needed to keep Americans safe: Public media Kavanaugh conspiracy? Demands to reopen investigation ignore both facts and the law Congress is to blame for the latest ruling on DACA MORE, who said 'elections have consequences,' " Huckabee said Friday. "They certainly do. We elect a president, he picks Supreme Court justices. It's the way it works."

"The pick ought to be somebody who has great respect for the actual words of the Constitution, what they meant when they were written. And, until they're changed, follow them," Huckabee added.

Democrats are currently in the minority and have been left with few moves to block a GOP pick for the judge’s seat as the filibuster on Supreme Court nominations has been removed.

Trump reached out to several key senators this week whose support could be crucial to getting a nominee confirmed to the court. The president said Friday he has narrowed his list of potential nominees to about five and plans to announce his selection on July 9.