Trump to announce Supreme Court pick this week

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By News Talk 1110 & 99.3 WBT

President Trump says he'll announce his pick for the Supreme Court later this week after funeral services for Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

He told “Fox & Friends” on Monday the short list of finalists is down to, “probably four," and from many indications is likely a woman. "It will be a woman -- a very talented, very brilliant woman," Trump said of his potential choice. "I think it should be a woman. I actually like women much more than I like men.”

Two names being circulated as possible replacements for Ginsburg are Amy Coney Barrett and Barbara Lagoa.  

Barrett, 48, serves as a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She's the only woman to occupy an Indiana seat on the court. Lagoa, 52, also serves as a United States circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals on the Eleventh Circuit. Prior to becoming a federal judge, she was the first Hispanic woman appointed to the Supreme Court of the State of Florida. 

Democrats have rejected the idea of Trump picking a Supreme Court replacement, saying the Republicans set the precedent by not bringing a vote to the floor of the Senate for Merrick Garland in 2016.