WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the announcement of his nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will likely be made at 5 p.m. EDT on Saturday.
“We’re getting very close to having a final decision made,” Trump told reporters at the White House.
He said the announcement will be “I believe at 5 o’clock on Saturday.”
Senate Republicans including Mitt Romney on Tuesday lined up behind Trump’s push to widen the Supreme Court’s conservative majority, leaving Democrats little hope of blocking a confirmation vote on a nominee that could come before the Nov. 3 election. (Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Sandra Maler and Sam Holmes)
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