Trump to name Supreme Court nominee Monday night

Posted at 3:19 PM, Jul 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-09 17:19:08-04

President Trump is announcing the selection of his second Supreme Court justice Monday night at 7 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.

Within a few days of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announcement that he would retire from the court this summer, Mr. Trump had narrowed the field to three: Judges Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, and Raymond Kethledge — all young and all viewed as conservative.

But by Sunday, CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett reported that two candidates had risen to the top of the list — Kavanaugh and a new candidate, Judge Thomas Hardiman, who was the runner-up to Neil Gorsuch for the president’s first Supreme Court nomination.

The president updated reporters on the status of his decision as he arrived back at the White House Sunday. "Getting very close, very close," he said with a wave.