Thursday, January 26, 2017

President Trump Says He Will Pick Supreme Court Justice Next Week

President Trump signing executive orders. (Jan. 24 AP)
Ahead of an afternoon meeting with Senate leaders, President Trump told reporters Tuesday he likely will nominate a new Supreme Court justice next week.
Trump's upcoming nomination to replace Justice Antonin Scalia will be the topic of his session with Senate leaders from both parties. Scalia's death in February made the Supreme Court a major issue in the presidential election and led to a Senate deadlock over President Obama's nomination of federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland to fill the post.
LISTEN to Trump's Comments ABOVE
"We have a number of outstanding candidates," Trump said. "We'll announce it sometime next week."
Trump invited Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein to the White House to discuss the vacancy. "I appreciate the president soliciting our advice on this important matter,” McConnell said.
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