It just keeps getting more and more ridiculous.
CNN reported that Judge Neil Gorsuch of Colorado was already in Washington and that Judge Thomas Hardiman was on his way from Pittsburgh. There was no comment from the White House about why both men were needed in the capital, but social media exploded with satirical comparisons to Mr. Trump’s television show “The Apprentice,” as well as “The Bachelor.”
Judge Gorsuch, 49, and Judge Hardiman, 51, have emerged as Mr. Trump’s most likely choices. A third person on the shortlist — Judge William Pryor of Alabama — has seen his chances diminish as some Republican Senate leaders have said his confirmation would be a difficult.
Hardiman, IMHO may have a better chance, as he's married to a member of a prominent western Pennsylvanian Democratic family (full disclosure, his wife was in my HS class, and we graduated together) but as the article notes, any nominee is going to face a rough road given the history of what the Republicans did with Merrick Garland. Hardiman has his problems, he wrote a controversial strip-search opinion. However, his ties through marriage to a well-known Democratic family might be mollifying.