NBC, which only has American Ninja Warrior's Minneapolis qualifiers booked for this Monday, has yet to announce any tweaks to its line-up, while Fox as has been the case this summer has a disposable 9-1-1 rerun airing at 9 pm.
The president whittled the list from 25 names, selected and vetted by the hard-right leaning Federalist Society, after meeting the candidates individually and by talking to White House aides, conservative lawmakers and Vice President Pence.
Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of SC and Roy Blunt of Missouri said Sunday that they believe any of the top four contenders could get confirmed by the GOP-majority Senate.
Trump during his campaign in 2016 said he would appoint justices who would overturn the landmark 1973 decision that said women have a constitutional right to an abortion.
Talking to reporters travelling with him to Montana overseas Air Force One, Trump said he had interviewed some "extraordinarily talented and brilliant" people during the process.
Battle lines have been drawn over the future of abortion in America on the eve of President Trump's nomination of a second justice to the U.S. supreme court that could put the landmark 1973 ruling Roe v Wade in jeopardy.
Kavanaugh is said to have the inside track within the White House, including the support of White House Counsel Don McGahn, who's supervising the search.
Judge Raymond Kethledge of MI, who serves on the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, is seen in this 2017 photo released by Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.in New York, New York, U.S., July 6, 2018.
"If we put another two or perhaps three justices on". The American people deserve to have their say on senators who may serve as a check on the president, do they not? I do think the president has to think about who is the easiest to get confirmed here. "And I believe this person will do a great job", Trump said, according to ABC News.
"I'll have a decision made in my mind by Sunday".
"If all the Republicans stick together", Chris Coons, a Democratic senator on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday, "they will be able to confirm whomever President Trump nominates".