Donald Trump Supreme Court choice coming next Thursday

Posted at 6:49 AM, Jan 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-25 07:49:52-05

(CNN) -- President Donald Trump said Wednesday on Twitter that he will make his choice to fill the open seat on the US Supreme Court next Thursday, Feb. 2.


On Tuesday, President Trump began hinting that he has narrowed down his choice and was preparing to make an announcement. Trump himself said on the campaign trail that he would look at judges William Pryor and Diane Sykes as top contenders, and has touted his list of 20 possible choices from conservative legal circles. Sources close to the search say as things stand now, Judge Neil Gorsuch has emerged on top of the list as well as Judge Thomas Hardiman.

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