Trump expects to announce Supreme Court nominee on Friday or Saturday
Services have yet to be set for a Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday. But correspondent Karen Travers reports the Republican rush to replace her is well underway, President Trump said on Fox News Monday morning. He'll announce his Supreme Court nominee on Friday or Saturday, and he put pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to move quickly on the confirmation process. I think it should be voted on And done before the election. I think that will be good for the Republican Party, and I think it would be good for everybody to get it over with, because it's always controversial. McConnell has not given any indication on whether a vote could come before Election Day, which is just 43 days away. GOP Senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and main Susan Collins have already said they were opposed to confirming a trump nominee prior to election day. Cory Gardner, Chuck Grassley and Mitt Romney. You're said to be on the fence to more Republicans would be needed to block such a confirmation if, as expected, all of the Democratic caucus opposes the pick.