WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/CBS NEWS) – President Donald Trump said on Air Force One Friday afternoon, he is interviewing six or seven people and plans to announce his choice to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on July 9.
Among the candidates he’s considering are two women, and he told reporters that he might meet with candidates over a golf weekend.
CBS News reports the two leading contenders right now are D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh and 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
Mr. Trump is also considering 6th Circuit Court of Appeals Amul Thapar, who would become the first Indian American to serve on the Supreme Court if selected.
The president also said it was inappropriate to discuss whether he was looking for a justice who would be willing to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court 1973 case legalizing abortion.
In an interview with Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo airing Sunday, though, the president said he “probably” wouldn’t ask candidates about how they’d vote on the case.