Trump: ‘Very close’ to Supreme Court decision, will announce nominee Saturday

He appears to have enough Senate Republicans to get a quick vote.
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Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images President Donald Trump charges up the crowd while speaking of the need to win the upcoming election during a campaign rally at the Toledo Express Airport on Sept. 21, 2020 in Swanton, Ohio.

During a Tuesday interview with Fox television stations, Trump cited public services to honor the life of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday, as the reason for delaying his announcement.

“I would say that I’m very close to making it a decision in my own mind and I’m going to reveal it on Saturday,” Trump said.“I’m doing that out of respect for Justice Ginsburg, you’re having a service on Thursday, so I didn’t really want to do anything to cut into the service.”

While the average Supreme Court nomination process takes 70 days to run its course, Trump has said he’d like to see a vote on his nominee before the Nov. 3 election, just 42 days away from Tuesday, and has said he believes it can be done.

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