US President Donald Trump said he would announce his nominee to fill the vacancy in the US Supreme Court after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg «probably» on Saturday, September 26, while speaking to reporters in Washington DC on Monday.
«I would say on Friday or Saturday I'll be announcing the pick. It's — five women are being looked at and vetted very carefully. Five. And we'll make a decision probably Saturday, but Friday or Saturday.»
The US president also said he wants the Senate to hold the new Supreme Court Justice's confirmation vote before the November 3 election. «I have an obligation to do this. So I would rather see it before the election,» Trump said.
Ginsburg died at her home in Washington of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, at age 87, on Friday.
Known for being a champion of women's rights and for her liberal stance at the Supreme Court, Ginsburg's death could alter the ideological balance of the court, giving Trump a chance to expand its conservative majority.