The media speculate that he will nominate 48-year-old Amy Coney Barrett.
President of the United States, Donald Trump, said that he almost chose a candidate for the post of justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, vacated after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. However, he did not mention the name of the candidate. The President is expected to announce his choice on Saturday.
Earlier, some media outlets, citing sources in the presidential administration, reported that Trump intends to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett for this post. However, sources warned that the President might make a different choice. Trump-appointed 48-year-old Barrett in 2017 to the district court of appeals in Chicago. She is known for her conservative religious views.
The nominee must pass confirmation in the US Senate, where Republicans have a majority: Republican leaders of the Senate had said that the process could be completed before the election, held on November 3. Democrats are demanding that the nomination take place after the presidential election.