Politics

Trump says his Supreme Court pick is 'highly respected'

File: The exterior view of the U.S. Supreme Court is seen June 25, 2007 in Washington, DC.
File: The exterior view of the U.S. Supreme Court is seen June 25, 2007 in Washington, DC.
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President Donald Trump says he will announce his pick for the Supreme Court on Tuesday night. Trump tweeted Monday that he has "made my decision" and will announce it at 8 p.m.

He says his pick for the Supreme Court is someone "unbelievably highly respected." Trump made the comment Monday during a breakfast with small business leaders at the White House.

The court has been working with eight justices since the death last year of Justice Antonin Scalia. President Barack Obama had nominated Merrick Garland for the post, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to take up the nomination.