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 TrumpPapadopoulos on AG's new powers: 'Trump is now on the offense' Pelosi uses Trump to her advantage Mike Pence delivers West Point commencement address 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 GorsuchDemocratic groups gear up to use abortion rights as attack on GOP in 2020 2020 Dems break political taboos by endorsing litmus tests Kennedy considering retiring from Supreme Court: reports 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.