Trump might name Ruth Bader Ginsberg successor in a few days

Trump might name Ruth Bader Ginsberg successor in a few days

President Trump will likely announce a nominee to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vacant Supreme Court seat within days, multiple sources with direct knowledge of his plans told ABC News early Saturday.

U.S. Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett is seen as a leading contender, two sources close to the president told the network.

The sources said that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already reached out to members of the Republican caucus concerning confirmation hearings.

On Friday night, McConnell issued a statement promising “a vote on the floor” for whomever Trump nominates.

Supreme Court justices are nominated by the president and then confirmed by a simple, 51-vote majority of the Senate.  Republicans currently hold 53 Senate seats.

Ginsburg died Friday at 87 due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer.

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