Vice President Mike Pence told CBS' Norah O'Donnell that President Trump "is anxious to move the process forward" on nominating a justice to the Supreme Court.
"We join the nation in mourning the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She paved the way for women in the law, but I know the President is anxious to move the process forward and we fully expect to make an announcement about the President's nominee to the Supreme Court before the week is out," he said.
When asked whether Trump wants his choice confirmed to the Supreme Court before Election Day in case the results go to the court, Pence said that is one reason why there should be nine justices in November.
"In the event that questions – either regarding mail-in voting or regarding the outcome of the election go to the Supreme Court – it's just one more reason why we owe it to the American people that we owe it to all the institutions of government to ensure that we have nine justices on the Supreme Court of the United States," he said.
On whether Trump is interested in Judge Amy Coney Barrett as a nominee for the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, Pence said, "I just know that Judge Barrett will follow the Constitution, as will all the finalists."