Republicans, Democrats Both on Radar for Pres. Trump’s Supreme Court Justice Selection
President Trump is picking a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and he says he will turn to both Republicans and Democrats.
President Trump says he’s looking at a list of 25 names to replace Kennedy.
Front runners include Brett Kavanaugh and Raymond Kethledge, both federal appeals court judges who formerly clerked for Kennedy, and Amul Thapar, a federal appeals court judge from Kentucky who’s close to Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell.
McConnell is looking to push forward with a new Justice but some lawmakers say he should delay a confirmation vote because he changed Senate rules last year.
Supreme Court nominees can be confirmed by a simple majority vote and there are 51 republican senators.
According to the White House, President Trump has already met with Democrats and Republicans to get their views and advice.