Trump got his first Supreme Court pick after McConnell led a Republican blockade against Merrick Garland, former President Barack Obama's nominee to fill Scalia's seat. "You shouldn't do that", Trump said.
Roberts will become the new median justice if Trump nominates someone more conservative than the chief justice.
When asked about several specific potential nominees mentioned in recent days, including federal jurists Brett M. Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett, and U.S. Senator Mike Lee from Utah, Trump said each was "outstanding".
Speaking to reporters on the plane from Washington DC, Trump said he may interview two contenders for the nomination this weekend in New Jersey.
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On Saturday, they will come up against an opponent they have faced on countless occasions in El Derbi Madrileno . That miss, however, has probably fired the 33-year-old to come up with a stronger display in this encounter.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, is the oldest member of the current Supreme Court but has given no public hint of a retirement.
Henne, however, said Democratic anger would only intensify during and after the nomination battle, which is likely to consume Washington for months and thrust the court's ideological makeup into the forefront of voters' minds. "We have to pick one that's going to be there for 40 years, 45 years", Trump said at a campaign rally in Fargo, North Dakota on Wednesday, suggesting that his nominee will be young enough to serve that long on the court.
Kennedy's announcement came after the close of the Supreme Court's latest term and was no surprise to court watchers.
White House aides said other names are in the mix as well.
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Open champion Brooks Koepka (nine under), Zach Johnson (nine under) and last year's victor , Jordan Spieth (four under). Third-ranked Lexi Thompson matched the low round of the day with a 64 to get to 11 under and was alone in third.
With Gorsuch, his body of work and his writing were important, but Trump was also impressed by his educational record and his class ranking. Trump welcomed Republicans Chuck Grassley, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Democrats Joe Manchin, Joe Donnelly and Heidi Heitkamp as part of the effort.
"Well, that's a big one, and probably not", Trump told Fox News' Maria Bartiromo in an interview scheduled to air Sunday at 10 a.m. on "Sunday Morning Futures".
The Federalist Society is a nationwide organization of conservative lawyers who espouse conservative judicial philosophies. "What we're seeing here is Gorsuch 2.0".
"The fact that there's a modest enthusiasm disadvantage isn't all that meaningful because there's already an enthusiasm gap for Republicans", he said, noting Democratic anger towards Trump. "From day one, I've heard, outside of war and peace of course, the most important decision you make is the selection of a Supreme Court judge - if you get it".
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