In an interview on “Fox & Friends” Monday morning, the president said he will announce his decision “Friday or Saturday,” after funeral services for Justice Ginsburg.
“I think it will be on Friday or Saturday,” Trump said. “We want to pay respect; it looks like we will have, probably, services on Thursday or Friday, as I understand it. I think, you know, with all due respect, we should wait until the services are over for Justice Ginsburg.”
Brian Kilmeade asked the president about three of his rumored top choices for the court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Judge Barbara Lagoa of the Eleventh Circuit, and Judge Allison Jones Rushing of the Fourth Circuit. The president confirmed that Lagoa is under consideration.
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Trump also told Fox & Friends:
“She actually voted for me in a very important case & I was shocked if you want to know the truth, b/c we lost a couple of conservative votes & she actually made it possible to get this approved”