On Monday morning, President Donald Trump announced that he had chosen the person he would appoint to the Supreme Court, and that he would make the formal announcement early this week.
“I have made my decision on who I will nominate for The United States Supreme Court,” the president posted on Twitter. “It will be announced live on Tuesday at 8:00 P.M. (W.H.)”
I have made my decision on who I will nominate for The United States Supreme Court. It will be announced live on Tuesday at 8:00 P.M. (W.H.)
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, 2017
As for the identity of the nominee, there is considerable speculation. CBS reported that the list seems whittled down to two men: federal district court judge Thomas Hardiman and appellate judge Neil Gorsuch. Bloomberg reported that both men have met with Trump, but a source added that appellate judges William Pryor (who served as Sen. Jeff Sessions’s deputy while Sessions was Alabama attorney general) and Raymond Kethledge are also in the running.