Trump says he will announce Supreme Court pick on Saturday

Two people familiar with the situation said on Monday that Trump was considering three others: Judge Joan Larsen, who serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and was interviewed in 2018; Judge Allison Jones Rushing of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit; and Kate Todd, deputy assistant to the president and deputy counsel to the president.

The president gave no indication in his brief tweet on Tuesday about which candidate he is leaning toward. But his eventual choice, if confirmed, would cement a solid conservative majority on the nation’s highest court for a generation.

As it stands, Senate Republicans appear to have the votes to confirm Trump’s nominee, with only two GOP senators objecting to holding a floor vote before the election.