President Barack Obama will reveal his Supreme Court nominee to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, setting up a showdown with Senate Republicans who have told the White House they will not consider approving a nominee in an election year. This, despite the fact that the Constitution makes no exceptions or stipulations for such a delay.
Obama is likely to choose from a small circle of federal appeals court judges. ‘‘I’ve made my decision,’’ he told supporters in an email early Wednesday.
Obama will introduce his pick at 11 a.m. in the White House Rose Garden.