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Supreme Court Nominee to Be Announced Tuesday by Trump

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By    |   Monday, 30 Jan 2017 01:12 PM

President Donald Trump said he will announce his Supreme Court nominee on Tuesday, an individual he called “unbelievably highly respected.”

Trump took to Twitter on Monday, announcing that he’ll reveal his choice for the U.S. Supreme Court live Tuesday night at 8 p.m. during prime time.

According to one of Trump’s aides, he wanted to make the announcement during prime time to allow for more live viewers, CNN reported.

The last time such an announcement was made was when former President George W. Bush was in office and announced his associate justice, John Roberts, on prime time TV live from the White House.

Trump told the media that he will be appointing “a person who is unbelievably highly respected. And I think you will be very impressed with this person,” Reuters noted.

This comes just a few days after a meeting pertaining to Trump’s potential pick, which was held at the Capitol Hill headquarters of the National Republican Senatorial Committee on Friday, according to Politico.

In the meeting were White House officials, members of the Senate, and groups who have spent a lot of time looking at Trump’s potential picks.

Politico noted that these individuals already have $10 million set aside to produce ads in support of the nominee.

“This will be the most robust confirmation effort in the history of the Republican Party,” said Greg Mueller, a Republican strategist and a veteran of past Supreme Court confirmations, Politico noted.

In his first week in the Oval Office, Trump teased Republicans, hinting that he had already privately chosen the Supreme Court nominee, CNN noted.

“I think in my mind I know who it is,” Trump said during a luncheon last week with Republicans, according to CNN. “I think you’re going to be very, very excited.”

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