President Donald Trump plans to name a Supreme Court justice on Tuesday night, and he has repeatedly promised a conservative to replace the late Antonin Scalia.
"The justices that I'm going to appoint will be pro-life. They will have a conservative bent," Trump said at the third presidential debate in October. "They will be protecting the Second Amendment. They are great scholars in all cases, and they're people of tremendous respect. They will interpret the Constitution the way the founders wanted it interpreted. And I believe that's very, very important."
Trump has reportedly narrowed his search to two candidates. He is considering appeals judges Thomas Hardiman of the Third Circuit in Pennsylvania and Neil Gorsuch of the 10th Circuit in Colorado. Hardiman is 51 and Gorsuch is 49.