Trump says he’ll announce Supreme Court pick July 9

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Earlier Friday, Trump made similar comments in an interview with Fox News and said he was looking for a nominee who closely models Justice Neil Gorsuch, whom Trump nominated in January 2017.

"He's an outstanding talent", Trump said of Lee.

June 30, 2018- President Donald Trump has already said he plans to pick a young Supreme Court justice who could serve for decades. Trump has narrowed his list of Supreme Court finalists to five candidates, including two women.

Other names on Trump's shortlist reportedly include former Kennedy clerk Raymond Kethledge; Amul Thapar, the preferred choice of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell; and Sen.

Ninety percent of Democrats said the vacancy would make them more likely to vote for a Democratic Senate candidate in the November 6 election, compared with 81 percent of Republicans who said the issue would make them more likely to vote for a Senate candidate from their party. However, after Kennedy informed the Trump administration he was retiring, even the most keen observers likely didn't realize how the progressive left would respond to that news. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) likened the efforts to stop a conservative justice to abolition, suffrage and civil rights, saying the USA was a history of achieving the "impossible." Sen.

Anthony Kennedy announced on Wednesday that he would retire, confirming rumbling speculation shortly after the supreme court ruled in favor of Trump's controversial travel ban on a group of Muslim-majority countries.

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You could argue it's his best as a pro, I suppose, although 2014 when he won at Riviera and Augusta National was pretty nice. He almost drove the par-four ninth hole to guarantee a birdie, before sinking a 50-footer at the next to move within three.

One thing is certain as President Donald Trump surveys prospective Supreme Court nominees: Age matters.

"We'd be very happy if he'd pick any name on that list", said Severino. Mike Lee. Trump said that the GOP lawmaker "said he'd like the job; usually they don't say that".

"I'll be announcing it the Monday after the Fourth of July", Trump said. Mr Trump's ambitions mean that come 2043 his selection could still be one of the nine justices making the most important legal rulings in America. "As you know, there are many presidents who never get a choice".

Republicans changed Senate rules past year to get Trump's conservative nominee Neil Gorsuch confirmed, lowering the threshold to advance Supreme Court nominations to a simple majority vote.

Several Democrats have suggested they would be prepared to hold up any confirmation process until after the midterm elections, where the party has a decent shot of taking over Congress.

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