President Donald Trump to announce Supreme Court pick Tuesday

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Monday, January 30, 2017
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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump tweeted Monday morning that he will announce his choice to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday evening.

Trump said he has made his decision and that he will make the announcement at 8 p.m. ET.

The Supreme Court has been left with eight justices since February of last year after the death of Antonin Scalia. President Barack Obama put forward Merrick Garland to fill the vacany, but the nomination was blocked by Republicans who wanted to delay filling the vacancy until after the election.