US President Donald Trump says he will soon nominate a Supreme Court justice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away on Friday.
"We will have a nominee very soon," Trump told reporters on Saturday, specifying that it would likely happen next week and adding that "most likely it would be a woman."
Trump named Amy Coney Barrett of the Chicago-based 7th Circuit and Barbara Lagoa of the Atlanta-based 11th Circuit as possible nominees.
The US President now has the opportunity to expand the Supreme Court’s conservative majority to 6 (out of a total of 9) justices.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday that the Senate would vote on Trump’s pick to replace Ginsburg despite the upcoming presidential elections.