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The President explains, Justice Kennedy retire, and the process of finding a replacement during a rally in Fargo, North Dakota.
To replace the nominated retired Supreme Court judge Anthony Kennedy, announced on 9. July, President Trump said on Friday.
Trump, who is in New Jersey for the weekend, said he plans to interview a candidate or two on Saturday or Sunday before the announcement of his candidacy after the Fourth of July.
“I have narrowed it down to about five,” he said, including two women. The President said that he did not intend to consider all the possible substitutions on Roe v. Wade.
“I’m not going to ask me this question.”
Kennedy announced Wednesday that he is retiring, effective July 31, giving the President the possibility of a second choice for the Supreme court.
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The decision comes a year after Kennedy’s former law clerk, Neil from gorsuch took over the seat occupied by the late justice Antonin Scalia.
Sen. Mike Lee as a possible replacement for Kennedy
While talking with journalists during the flight, Morristown, New Jersey, on Friday afternoon, Trump Senator Mike Lee, R-Utah, mentioned. “He said he would like to be noticed on the job” trump card. “In General, you do not say that.”
Lee and his brother, Utah Supreme Court judge Thomas Lee, are both on the list to replace Kennedy – the establishment of a sibling showdown in the final.
With Kennedy’s departure, the Republicans have a chance to the balance of the court. It has already adopted four judges by Democratic presidents and four by Republicans, Trump a shift in the ideological balance toward the conservative for years to come could pick up.
Fox News’ Matt Leach, Bill Mears, Shannon Bream, and Andrew O’reilly contributed to this report.
Matt Richardson is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @MRichardson713.