He rejects the view that the Senate should wait to vote on the candidate until the Nov. 3 presidential poll
President Donald Trump said on Monday he will nominate a replacement for the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court at the end of this week and insisted that the Senate should vote before the coming election.
“I will announce it either Friday or Saturday and then the work begins, but hopefully it won’t be too much work,” Mr. Trump told Fox News. He said he wants to wait until after memorial services are over.
This will be Mr. Trump’s third nominee for the top court since his 2016 election win, giving him the chance to cement a conservative-leaning majority on the panel for many years to come.
Mr. Trump rejected arguments that the Senate — controlled by his Republican party — should wait to vote on the nominee until after the November 3 presidential election,…