President Donald Trump’s top two contenders to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy are Judges Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.
Trump has committed to revealing his nominee July 9 and noted he will interview approximately six to seven candidates for the position over the coming week, including two women.
Multiple sources involved in the selection process inside and outside the administration told TheDCNF that the most serious consideration is being given to Kavanaugh and Barrett, two conservative justices included on Trump’s previously released list of potential nominees.
Barrett’s name has been especially embraced and pushed by outside conservatives. These include Family Research Council president Tony Perkins, Bloomberg columnist Ramesh Ponnuru and New York Times columnist Ross Douthat.
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