VIDEO: President Donald Trump To Make His Supreme Court Justice Pick Next Week

By  //  January 24, 2017

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Trump released a list of 11 possible Supreme Court nominees

ABOVE VIDEO: CBS News Chief White House correspondent Major Garrett discusses the latest executive actions signed by President Donald Trump.

(CBS NEWS) – President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he plans to announce his pick for Supreme Court next week.

“We will pick a truly great Supreme Court justice,” he said.

He made the comments during the signing of several executive orders at the White House, including ones advancing the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Keystone XL pipeline.

The Supreme Court has had one vacancy since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last February. Former President Obama had nominated Judge Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy, but congressional Republicans blocked a hearing or a vote on Garland’s nomination.

Mr. Trump has maintained that choosing a replacement would be one of his first priorities in office. He is expected to meet with bipartisan Senate leadership and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday afternoon to discuss the Supreme Court nominations.


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