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Senate leaders meet with Trump on Supreme Court vacancy

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). (Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

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President Trump met with Democratic and Republican Senate leaders Tuesday to discuss his upcoming nomination to the Supreme Court, a yet-to-be-announced decision that is shaping up as one of the most consequential determinations in the early days of his presidency.

Trump met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) and the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).

“We gave him our general outlines, which is a mainstream judge who could get bipartisan support,” said Schumer after the meeting. Schumer said they did not go into specific names. He declined to characterize Trump’s remarks.

“We had a very good conversation and I’m very hopeful that the president will choose someone who will … be a Justice for all other people, for our Constitution and the laws,” said Feinstein.

Ahead of the meeting, McConnell said, “I anticipate what we’re going to get from the president is a highly qualified, well credentialed conservative jurist.”

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