Donald Trump appeared on Fox and Friends this morning. He stated that he expected to name his nominee for the Supreme Court on Friday or Saturday, after funeral proceedings for Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Trump stated that he wanted a vote before Election Day:

“I think the vote, the final vote, should be taken, frankly, before the election. We have plenty of time for that,” Trump said in an appearance on “Fox & Friends.”

“Yeah, I think it should go very quickly. We have a lot of time,” he continued. “Especially if the people we’re talking about, most of them are young and they’ve gone through the process pretty recently.”

From Fox News:

During an exclusive interview on “Fox & Friends,” the president said that the final Senate vote for his potential nominee should be taken “before the election” and “should go very quickly.”

Ginsburg, 87, died on Friday, due to complications surrounding metastatic pancreatic cancer.

“The bottom line is we won the election, we have an obligation to do what’s right and act as quickly as possible,” Trump said.

He further expressed doubt that Ginsburg made the statement attributed to her by her granddaughter about delaying until the next president.

He said there are five women on his short list, and gave a specific shout out to the “38 year old” who would be on the court for 50 years (he didn’t mention her name, she’s Allison Jones Rushing).

 

 
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