President Trump on Monday said he has narrowed his list of potential Supreme Court nominees to five people and vowed to announce his pick to fill late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vacancy by Friday or Saturday.
During an exclusive interview on “Fox & Friends,” the president said that the final Senate vote for his potential nominee should be taken “before the election” and “should go very quickly.”
Ginsburg, 87, died on Friday, due to complications surrounding metastatic pancreatic cancer.
“The bottom line is we won the election, we have an obligation to do what’s right and act as quickly as possible,” Trump said.
The president said that he will make his announcement at the end of the week, following services for the late Supreme Court justice.
“I think it will be on Friday or Saturday and we want to pay respect, it looks like we will have services on Thursday or Friday, as I understand it, and I think we should, with all due respect for Justice Ginsburg, wait for services to be over,” the president said.