Rep. Fleischmann is hoping for a conservative Supreme Court nominee

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – President Donald Trump is expected to announce his nomination for Justice Anthony Kennedy’s replacement on Monday.

President Trump has announced five potential candidates for his nomination, calling them, quote, “brilliant, very talented, mostly conservative judges.”

Republican Congressman Chuck Fleischmann is visiting the Tennessee Valley this week, and he says whoever the nominee is will be put through an extensive vetting process before being approved.

“Justice Kennedy was a swing justice. In other words, he was not a reliable conservative or liberal vote on the court. It’s my hope that we get an ideological conservative, someone who will look at the law and interpret the law the way it is written, not the way they think it ought to be.”

President Trump interviewed four of those candidates yesterday.

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