- Donald Trump makes around his inauguration as the new US president on January 20 announced who he has chosen as a member of the Supreme Court. That has a Reince Priebus, the leading chief of staff of the White House said Wednesday. The Senate earlier this year refused the candidate Barack Obama moved forward.
The Supreme Court has since the death of Antonin Scalia mid-February, only eight judges, making the vote- four conservatives, four liberals- stakes arranged. Obama nominated Merrick Garlan in March as a replacement, but the Republican majority in the Senate blocked the appointment.
Trump has not spoken with potential candidates. 'As we begin, I think after the New Year with it,' said Priebus in a radio interview. 'Shortly before or just after the swearing we make a name outside. '