President Donald Trump said Monday that he would announce his candidate at the end of the week to fill the vacancy that remains on the Supreme Court after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg .
Trump seemed confident of having the support of Republican senators , who have a majority in the upper house, but his fellow party members are hesitant in public. Republicans have to choose between voting for their nominee before the November election or waiting for voters to confirm or reject a second Trump term.
The most notorious Republican senators agree to elect the new judge before the end of the year . The president has been quick to say that he will announce his election on Friday or “probably Saturday,” after Judge Ginsburg’s funeral, and pressures his allies to vote before the election in which, according to The New York Times , would be the fastest confirmation in the Supreme Court in modern history.
Senators will have only 38 days to support or not support Trump’s election , since it does not seem likely that they will want to do so days before an election in which some of them risk their tenure in the Senate and the Republican party on control of the upper house .
Some Republican senators have asked for caution in the face of such a fast-paced schedule, even if they have the necessary votes.
The president was encouraged to rush the election process after Senators Charles E. Grassley of Iowa and Cory Gardner of Colorado announced that they would support moving forward with the election. Grassley and Gardner were two of the three Republicans who could have objected as they refused to consider President Barack Obama’s proposal nine months before the 2016 election.