President Trump has committed to appointing a Supreme Court justice early next week, via Daily Mail:
He committed to having a name by the end of this week as he spoke to reporters in the Oval Office on Tuesday morning.
‘We have outstanding candidates and we will pick a truly great Supreme Court justice,’ Trump said.
This afternoon, Trump met with Senators from both sides of the aisle to gather input on the appointee.
Supposedly, the President has committed to choosing someone from a set list of 21—however, other sources claim he’s already nailed it down to 3.
Bi-partisan meetings taking place this afternoon are critical, as the GOP needs to swing 8 Democrats’ votes for approval.
Daily Mail reports:
Trump is holding a closed-door session with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, from the Republican end, and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Senate panel.
President Obama attempted to appoint U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Merrick Garland as a replacement for late Justice Antonin Scalia prior to the election.
Republicans, led by Chairman of the Judiciary Committee Senator Chuck Grassley, held him off in the hopes of a GOP presidential victory.