Amidst his controversial travel ban, nationwide protests and the recent firing of now ex-attorney general Sally Yates, President Trump has tweeted that he will announce who he has nominated as his pick for the newest addition Supreme Court on Tuesday. The position has been vacant since the death of late Justice Antonin Scalia. Barack Obama attempted to have the position filled, but his nominee was overruled due to the proximity to the election.
Trump finished the interviewing process last week and his search has allegedly been narrowed down to Neil Gorsuch of Colorado, William H. Pryor Jr. of Alabama and Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania. Trump’s nominee is subject to a Senate filibuster, which means 60 votes are required to complete the nomination. Whoever is chosen for the position could have a serious effect on issues like abortion, LGBT rights, immigration and changes to the Constitution.
Check out FOX News to see the announcement.
Donald Trump Supreme Court Nominee Announcement Viewing Details
Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Time: 8:00 P.M. EST
TV Channel: FOX News
Location: The White House
Segment: The O’Reilly Factor
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