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Trump Will Announce Supreme Court Pick Next Week

Trump Will Announce Supreme Court Pick Next Week

"I'll be making my decision this week, we'll be announcing next week", Trump said, responding to a reporter's question during a pool spray as he signed executive orders in the Oval Office.

"We have a number of outstanding candidates", Trump said.

"I appreciate the President soliciting our advice on this important matter", McConnell said in a statement.

Trump's upcoming nomination to replace Justice Antonin Scalia will be the topic of his session with Senate leaders from both parties. Republicans did not hold a confirmation hearing or Senate floor vote for Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama's choice to succeed Scalia, who died February 13.

Lee said through a spokesman at the time that he was uninterested, and Trump narrowed the list down to the other three - Gorsuch, Pryor and Hardiman - the Associated Press reported.

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Trump is scheduled to confer on the nomination later today with several members of the Senate, including Schumer and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The vacancy became a wedge issue that motivated conservatives who didn't like Trump to get behind him rather than allow the bent of the court to become progressive.

Gorsuch, 49, is a judge on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals where he was nominated by President George W. Bush in 2006. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Dianne Feinstein, respectively the top Republican and Democrat on the Judiciary Committee were also invited to the meeting, McConnell said Tuesday in a floor speech. The vacancy regularly came up during the presidential race and is said to be an early priority for the Trump administration.

On Saturday, Trump met with Judge William Pryor, an Alabama-based judge on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. At 48 and having only served one year on the MI high court, Larsen is one of the youngest and least experienced choices being floated for the seat.

Democrats could hold the high court seat open under Senate rules with 41 votes, since it would take 60 votes to overcome a filibuster and allow a vote on the nominee.


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