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“FOUR OR FIVE” CANDIDATES UNDER CONSIDERATION
by Sharon Rondeau
(Sep. 21, 2020) — In an 8:00 a.m. EDT interview with “Fox & Friends” Monday morning, President Trump said on “Friday or Saturday” he will announce his nominee to replace the late U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away of cancer on Friday at the age of 87.
His announcement is timed to take place after Ginsburg’s funeral, Trump told co-hosts Ainsley Earhardt, Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade.
A political battle is brewing over whoever the nominee might be given that the presidential election is 42 days from today. Congressional Democrats believe no nominee should be put forward, while Republicans want Trump to name his nominee and for the Senate to quickly schedule confirmation hearings.
On Saturday, Trump declared that his nominee will be a woman, and on Monday he said he has narrowed the list to “four or five” women jurists.
Ginsburg’s 1993 nomination by then-President William Jefferson Clinton was confirmed by the Senate in 42 days, with at least two other nominees receiving confirmation in less time, The Federalist reported.