WASHINGTON (CNN) – Don't expect to see a Supreme Court nominee in the next few days, the White House advised Tuesday.
Just one day after Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch told reporters he wouldn't be surprised if a Supreme Court justice nominee announcement was imminent, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters, "It's not going to happen this week."
"The president is…working with the team to get a look at the people that he thinks are best qualified for this position," Gibbs said at Tuesday's press briefing. "And obviously we want to move this process along in a timely fashion."
The press secretary repeated his previous statements that President Obama wants a justice seated before the court's term resumes in October.