A new NY Times report that does not name their source but cites “people close to the process who asked not to be identified disclosing the decision in advance” says Trump has decided to nominate Amy Coney Barrett.
According to the NY Times reports “the president met with Judge Barrett at the White House this week and came away impressed with a jurist that leading conservatives told him would be a female Antonin Scalia, referring to the justice who died in 2016 and for whom Judge Barrett clerked.”
The report adds “As they often do, aides cautioned that Mr. Trump sometimes upends his own plans. But he is not known to have interviewed any other candidates for the post.”
The Prediction market of PredictIt certainly believes the NY Times report is accurate as Coney Barrett is now an overwhelming favorite.
It was also reported that Mitch McConnell told Trump Amy Coney Barrett would be his choice as the strongest candidate.
Breaking News: President Trump has selected Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative favorite, to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. https://t.co/oBRIXVgNxn
— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) September 25, 2020