Trump 'very close' to decision on Supreme Court pick

Trump 'very close' to decision on Supreme Court pick

While the U.S. Senate once required a 60-vote supermajority to overcome blocking tactics against Supreme Court nominees, the Republican majority changed the rules past year during the debate on Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Trump has reportedly narrowed his list to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy to four candidates - Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, Raymond Kethledge and Thomas Hardiman - and plans to make the big reveal in a prime-time telecast from the White House on Monday. The President interviewed seven candidates from his master-list of 25 judges, the White House said.

Reuters reported last week that conservative federal appeals court judges Kethledge and Brett Kavanaugh were the two most serious contenders being considered by Trump for the Supreme Court, citing a source familiar with the process.

Graham said. "So red-state Democrats are going to have a very hard decision, and I hope every Republican will rally around these picks, because they're all outstanding". Trump finally nominated judge Neil Gorsuch.

Before boarding Air Force One en route to Washington, Trump said he was considering four people and that of those under consideration, "you can't go wrong".

Trump told reporters in New Jersey, where the president spent the weekend, that he expects to make a decision either Sunday night or by noon on Monday.

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"If we put another two or perhaps three justices on".

"I think we can confirm any of the four names being mentioned", Blunt said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

"It is extraordinary", Blumenthal said. Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. On Sunday there was no indication that he had yet made his decision, as speculation continued to swirl around the appointment.

Leading Republican US senators also toured Sunday TV studios predicting that their party would stand united over the confirmation process, and warning Democratic senators from conservative "red" states won by Trump in 2016 that if they opposed the nomination they would have to answer to voters at the midterm elections in November.

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