The White House confirmed Tuesday afternoon that President Trump had a conversation with Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee this morning. Lee is on President Trump's list of potential nominees to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.
“Yesterday, the President spoke on the phone with Sen. Mike Lee,” White House spokesman Raj Shah said.
Trump has interviewed a series of candidates this week and will announce a final decision on Monday, July 9.
Last week on Capitol Hill, Lee told reporters if he was chosen to fill Kennedy's position, he wouldn't say no. Lee was a clerk for current Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.