Published: Mon, July 09, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Trump says he's close to making final Supreme Court decision

Trump says he's close to making final Supreme Court decision

The conservative, pro-life activist who has President Trump's ear as he decides on filling a Supreme Court vacancy predicted the nominee would be confirmed before the mid-term elections but sidestepped a question about whether the candidate would oppose Roe v. Wade.

Trump is known to have interviewed at least seven candidates for the post, all drawn from the Federalist Society longlist.

According to National Public Radio (NPR), Trump has reduced the names of the potential nominees to three judges - Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett and Raymond Kethledge.

Leo said that it was impossible to predict the positions of any of the leading candidates for the seat on abortion.

Amul Thapar is the US' first Article III judge of South Asian descent. Trump finally nominated judge Neil Gorsuch. "But we're very close to making a decision".

Today, Graham said all of the possible Supreme Court Justice picks on President Trump's list are "outstanding" and each one is a "winning lottery ticket" for Republicans.

Talking to reporters travelling with him to Montana overseas Air Force One, Trump said he had interviewed some "extraordinarily talented and brilliant" people during the process.

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Asked about the details of the selection process, Mr Trump said he has it down to four people.

"I think we can confirm any of the four names being mentioned", Blunt said on NBC's "Meet the Press". Honestly, I could pick any of the 25 and they would be terrific.

He said he believes that any of the four candidates on the short list will dismantle Roe v. Wade and other hard-fought rights. On Sunday there was no indication that he had yet made his decision, as speculation continued to swirl around the appointment. "I'll give you the answer", Mr Trump said.

President Donald Trump departed from his Bedminster golf club Sunday after a three-day respite from Washington as he prepared to nominate a second U.S.

The New York Times on Sunday reported that the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, was strongly urging Trump to opt for either Hardiman or Kethledge on grounds that the other two might be impossible to get confirmed.

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