The White House admits it will be difficult to get the President's Supreme Court choice confirmed by the Republican-led Senate.

FOX's Jon Decker has more from the White House:

President Obama could nominate a successor to Justice Scalia as soon as next week when the Senate returns from its week-long recess.

But White House Spokesman Josh Earnest acknowledged that the President faces an uphill battle with the Republican-led Senate:

(Earnest) "It means that the President is going to have to make a case, a compelling case, for a well-qualified nominee."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the Senate will not consider any nominee until after the next President takes office in 11 months.

At the White House, Jon Decker, FOX News.