President Trump said in a tweet Tuesday morning that he will announce his choice for the Supreme Court on Saturday at the White House, with the exact time to be announced later.
The Supreme Court seat opened up following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died at age 87 last Friday due to cancer complications. Trump said that he would announce his pick promptly and, during a campaign rally on Monday, stressed that he plans on nominating a woman.
Trump said that he has narrowed his selection down to five potential nominees. The president has already met with 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett and indicated that he was also looking at 11th Circuit Judge Barbara Lagoa as a candidate.
The president said he will wait until after memorial ceremonies for Ginsburg have concluded before making his announcement.
"I think we should, with all due respect for Justice Ginsburg, wait for services to be over," Trump said.