“President Obama says he plans to pick a Supreme Court nominee following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, setting up a confrontation with Republicans who control the Senate,” reports NPR’s Camila Domonoske.
Shortly after Scalia’s death on Saturday, many Senate Republicans vowed not to confirm any Obama nominee, which would leave the spot open for the next president of the U.S. to put forth a candidate.
But even if the nomination gets stuck in the Senate, Obama’s pick could send a strong political message.
Here’s a look at Domonoske’s shortlist for potential nominees.
USA Today offers 10 names, one of which is Amy Klobuchar. “If the Senate would be less inclined to block one of its own, the senior senator from Minnesota, 55, might be someone Obama would consider.”
Klobuchar also made Vox’s list of the 7 best potential nominees.