The President met Conservative Judge Amy Connie Barrett at the White House on Monday
President Donald Trump met Judge Amy Connie Barrett in the White House on Monday as conservative legislators emerged as favorites to replace the late Ruth Beder Zinsburg in the Supreme Court.
These moves signal the beginning of a largely confirmed fight in the Senate over the objections of Democrats that the appointment would be very close to the November election.
Mr Trump has said that he hopes to announce his choice by the end of the week, before the liberal court icon Mrs Ginsburg is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
The president told reporters that he would still interview other candidates and could meet with Judge Barbara Lago when he travels to Florida this weekend.
But the Conservatives have long supported Barrett, and people familiar with the process said interest in the White House appeared to be declining for Ms. Lagua, with some worrying that she would have a conservative judge Does not have a proven track record.
Democrats, led by presidential nominee Joe Biden, are opposing the Republican rush to replace Mrs. Ginsberg, saying voters should speak first on Election Day on November 3, and the White House winner filling the vacancy. Will happen.
Mr. Trump rejected these arguments, telling Fox and Friends, “I think it would be good for the Republican Party, and I think it would be good for everybody.”
The escalating conflict over the vacant seat – when it is full and with which it is – is injecting new turmoil into the presidential campaign as the nation grapples with a coronavirus epidemic that has killed nearly 200,000 Americans, with millions leaving work, And increased biased tension and anger.
So far, the race has largely been a referendum on how Mr. Trump has managed or misused the Kovid-19 epidemic.