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President Trump will appoint Federal Appeals Court judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court, according to information released on Friday, citing sources familiar with the case.
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Barrett was Trump’s intended choice
The White House indicated in talks that Barrett was Trump’s intended choice to replace Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but warned that he could always change his mind, Republican sources told CNN. high level.
Barrett was spotted at her home in South Bend, Indonesia on Friday, but it is not known if she is aware of Trump’s intentions, CNN said.
The New York Times also reported that Trump made his choice in Barrett.
Supreme Court candidates are often informed of their selection at the last possible moment to maintain confidentiality.
Trump has repeatedly said he will choose a woman and make an official announcement in the White House rose garden at 5 pm. Saturday.
The president said on Monday that he is considering five women, including Barrett and another federal appeals judge, Bárbara Lagoa.
President Trump told reporters late on Friday
President Trump told reporters late on Friday that he made his decision on the Supreme Court nominee, but declined to confirm that it was Barrett.
“I didn’t say that,” said Trump after returning from Florida to Washington. “I didn’t say it was her, but she is exceptional.”
The Commander-in-Chief said he did not know Lagoa while he was in the Sunshine State.
If Barrett replaces Ginsburg, who was the leading liberal voice in the Supreme Court, she would give the conservative wing a 6-3 majority.
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At 48, she would also be the youngest member of the Supreme Court and could help keep her majority conservative for decades.
The revelation of Trump’s announced intentions came just hours after Ginsburg’s body was deposited at the U.S. Capitol, making her the first woman and the first Jew to receive the posthumous honor.
Ginsburg, who died on September 18 of metastatic pancreatic cancer at the age of 87, was buried next week at Arlington National Cemetery, alongside her late husband, Marty Ginsburg, who died in 2010.
The decision to replace Ginsburg before the Nov. 3 election sparked outrage among Democrats because U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) blocked then-President Barack Obama’s appointment of federal appeals, Judge Merrick Garland in 2016, on the grounds that it was an election year.
Republicans hold a 53-47 majority in the Senate, and two Republican Party members – Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine – opposed the swift replacement of Ginsburg, but no one seems ready to break through the hierarchy.
Trump asked Republican senators to quickly confirm the person
Earlier this week, Trump asked Republican senators to quickly confirm the person he appointed so that the Supreme Court has a full bloc of nine judges to decide on a likely legal battle over the postal votes cast during his run against the former Democratic vice president Joe Biden.
“I think this scam that Democrats are using – it’s a scam,” he said on Wednesday.
“This coup will be in the United States Supreme Court and I think the four-four situation is not a good situation if you understand.”
In 2017, Trump nominated Barrett, then a law professor at Notre Dame, for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, and she was confirmed by the United States Senate in a 55-43 vote.
Barrett was also on his list to replace Supreme Court judge Anthony Kennedy in 2018, after the lawyer announced his retirement at the age of 81.
But Barrett’s interview at the White House did not go well, NPR reported on Thursday, citing a source who said she had to wear sunglasses due to a case of conjunctivitis and was “not at her best”.
Trump ended up naming DC Circuit Court of Appeals judge Brett Kavanaugh, who was confirmed by a narrow 50-48 margin after an exhaustive four-day hearing in which he emotionally denied Christine Blasey Ford’s claim that he sexually abused her while she was drunk at a party when they were teenagers.
A report published last year in Axios suggested that Trump still had big plans for Barrett, based on private comments he allegedly made to confidantes while discussing Kennedy’s replacement.
“I’m saving it for Ginsburg,” Trump said in comments confirmed this week by NPR.