Two Republican senators are warning President Barack Obama not to choose a Supreme Court nominee with a political agenda.
While promising any potential nominee a fair hearing, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen.Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., cautioned the president not to send anyone who would advance the agenda of "any president or political party."
The news comes after Obama said he will announce his nominee for the Supreme Court before the end of May.
He invited Democratic and Republican Senators to the White House Wednesday to talk about the confirmation process.
The president told them there will be no litmus test for choosing a nominee.
Obama was then asked specifically about abortion and said, "I want somebody who's going to be interpreting our Constitution in a way that takes into account individual rights, and that includes women's rights."
The president has started contacting some of the potential nominees to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. However, the White House says there have not been any formal interviews.