Trump Says He Expects To Announce His Supreme Court Pick ‘Next Week’


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President Trump speaks with reporters on the South Lawn prior to departing the White House on Saturday.

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Now, attention is on more moderate Senate Republicans such as Susan Collins of Maine, who is in a tough reelection fight.

In a statement on Saturday, Collins said she does not support a vote on a Supreme Court nominee before the election and that the winner of the presidential election should name the pick. She did not explicitly say she would vote to stop the nomination if it happened.

«We won [the last election] and we have an obligation as the winners to pick who we want,» Trump said. He predicted the Senate would move quickly on his nominee. «I would think before [the Nov. 3 election] would be very good.»

Trump was asked by reporters about Judge Amy Coney Barrett, whom he called «highly respected,» but stopped short of saying she was the frontrunner. Reporters also asked about another jurist being mentioned as a potential choice: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Trump said he had heard good things about her, and noted she is Hispanic and from Miami.

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