The President said that the vote should be held before the election.
President Donald T Trump said Monday that he is considering four or five candidates for the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The President intends to announce the candidate’s name on Friday or Saturday.
As Trump told Fox News, he wants to wait out of respect for the memory of Ginsburg, who died on Friday at the age of 87. “We must wait until the end of the farewell ceremonies for judge Ginsburg,” he said.
This is the third time Trump has had the opportunity to appoint a Supreme Court justice. If his proposed candidacy is approved, the conservative majority in the court will be strengthened to 6 votes out of 9.
The President said that the vote should be held before the elections scheduled for November 3.
“We won the election, and we have the right to do so. We still have a lot of time, – he noted. – The Final vote should take place before the elections. We have enough time to do this.”
Earlier, Trump said that he wants to nominate a woman for the post. Among the possible candidates, he called on Federal district judges Amy Coney Barrett and Barbara Lagoa.