Two of Trump's possible court picks in DC for announcement: report

Two of Trump's possible court picks in DC for announcement: report
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Ohio governor tests negative in second coronavirus test MORE's top two choices to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Antonin Scalia's death are both being brought to Washington, D.C., ahead of Tuesday night's announcement, CNN reports.

One of the contenders, Neil GorsuchNeil GorsuchBiden needs to bring religious Americans into the Democratic fold McConnell has 17-point lead over Democratic challenger McGrath: poll Kavanaugh urged Supreme Court to avoid decisions on Trump finances, abortion: report MORE, was already in the nation's capital, and the other, Thomas Hardiman, was seen leaving his Pittsburgh residence heading east toward D.C. on Tuesday.

Indications are that Gorsuch, a conservative justice on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, is the president's favorite for the job. But ensuring both men are in the capital for Trump's selection appears to be part of a strategy to build suspense around the announcement.


One source told CNN that until the president makes the pick, there's no certainty as to whom it will be. 

Both Gorsuch, 49, and Hardiman, 51, are considered strong contenders to fill Scalia's seat and are relatively young, meaning that either one could have a long tenure on the court.