President Trump revealed on Monday that he has decided to postpone the announcement of his nominee for the Supreme Court until after Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s funeral.
“I think it will be on Friday or Saturday,” Trump told “Fox & Friends on Monday. “We want to pay respect; it looks like we will have, probably, services on Thursday or Friday, as I understand it. I think, you know, with all due respect, we should wait until the services are over for Justice Ginsburg.”
The president confirmed that he’s narrowed his choices down to five candidates that he’s “very serious” about, but refused to reveal the names of those on the shortlist.
“They’re all very smart,” Trump disclosed. “There are actually five I’m looking at; it’s down to five. It could be any one of them; they’ll all be great. These are really top people, if you get on that list — I created a list, and Biden should do that too.”
Trump rebuffed further questioning attempting to suss out clues as to who many be installed on the court, but said that “We’re looking for somebody who is brilliant, really understands the law and abides by the Constitution, and a good person. We’re looking for a good person, a person who’s really been somebody that has very, very high moral values.”
Joe Biden has refused to release a list of potential nominees, despite his pledge earlier in the year to do so. “Putting a judge’s name on a list like that could influence that person’s decision-making as a judge, and that would be wrong, or at least create the perception [that] it would have influence,” Biden said on Sunday.
Biden continued to explain that releasing a list of potential nominees names would place those individuals in danger of “unrelenting political attacks” for long periods of time.