President Trump is expected to announce his choice to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the Supreme Court tonight.
The president will address the nation from the East Room around 8:03 p.m.
One Senator says he’s already voting no, even before a nominee is named.
President Trump is building up suspense for his soon to be announced nominee for the Supreme Court.
The president tweeting, “I have long heard that the most important decision a U.S. President can make is the selection of a Supreme Court Justice – Will be announced tonight at 9:00 P.M.”
Political expert Gary Norldinger says he couldn’t agree more.
“It’s about the biggest decision, especially in this case because he’s putting a second serious conservative on the court,” Norldinger said.
The White House is hoping for a speedy confirmation process, and Nordlinger says it’s likely the Senate will vote on the nomniee before October.
“While the president weighs options inside the White House, outside the gates, pro-life groups are coming out, eager to make their voices heard
Randall Terry is anti-abortion activist who traveled from Tennessee to watch the president’s announcement. He says he’s not sure yet if he’ll back the president’s eventual pick.
“We don’t know what vetting process they’ve gone through,” said Terry.
But Democratic Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania says he’s already made up his mind, and that he will not support the nominee, tweeting, “I will oppose the nomination the President will make tonight because it represents a corrupt bargain with the far Right, big corporations, and Washington special interests.”
But Nordlinger says the confirmation battle rests with a few key senators, like Democrats from conservative states, or pro-choice Republicans.