Report: Neil Gorsuch Has Been Informed He Will Likely Be Nominated to Supreme Court
According to a CNN report, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals judge Neil Gorsuch has been informed by the White House that he will very likely be named by President Donald Trump to the empty Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Antonin Scalia.
Gorsuch is one of two remaining candidates for the seat, along with 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge Thomas Hardiman. Both names were on the list of 20 names released by then-candidate Trump’s campaign from which he promised to nominate Scalia’s replacement.
Per CNN, Gorsuch has been told to expect the eventual pick to be him. “Those close to the process warn that until it is announced, Trump could change his mind,” CNN reports. That report gibes with reporting from multiple sources last week that Trump was leaning towards Gorsuch.
Regardless of who Trump is leaning towards, both men will be brought to Washington for the announcement of Trump’s Supreme Court pick, which was originally slated for Thursday before being bumped up to Tuesday at 8 P.M. When asked the reason for the timeslot move Monday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump simply felt like it.
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