WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Said Friday night to confirm the new candidate created by President Donald Trump to vacate the supreme position left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Intends to allow for a floor vote in the Senate.
“In the last midterm election before Justice Scalia’s death in 2016, Americans elected with a Republican Senate majority because we promised to investigate and balance the last days of a lame-duck presidential second term. We kept our promise. Since the 1880s, the Senate has no authority. He said that in the year of a presidential election, a candidate for the party’s Supreme Court was confirmed in the Supreme Court.
He continued, “In contrast, Americans re-elected our majority in 2016 and expanded it in 2018 as we promised to work with President Trump and support his agenda, particularly his for the federal judiciary.” Outstanding appointments. Once again, we’ll keep our promise. President Trump’s candidate will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate. “
But Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., said Friday night that the Senate should not fill the vacancy left by Ginsburg’s death unless we have a new president.
“People should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court judge. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president,” McConnell quoted Schumer, who tweeted. Justice Antonin Scalia died in 2016 during Obama’s presidency, making the same statement.
If Trump nominated someone to fill his seat, Republicans could try to move the nomination through the Senate. Under Trump the GOP changed the rules, so the Supreme Court justice would need to be confirmed by just 51 votes instead of the supremacy that they were required to ratify justices Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
However, there are many weak Senate Republicans, still facing a tough election race, which may affect how some of them will vote when the elections are due.
Sen. Lindsay Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the RSC, which has one of the toughest elections this November, issued a statement saying there was nothing about a possible confirmation hearing for the new candidate. He merely stated, “Justice Zinsburg was a patriot who had a tremendous passion for his cause. He gained respect and distinction as a member of the Supreme Court.”
In an interview at the Atlantic Festival in 2018, Graham said, “I’ll tell you this. If an inauguration comes in the final year of President Trump’s term and the primary process has begun, we’ll wait for the next election. Hold the date . “
Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arries, who is also insecure, tweeted that the Senate should vote on Trump’s nominee.
Other Senate Republicans in a difficult re-election race such as Colorado’s Corey Gardner and Joni Ernst of Iowa did not say anything about whether a confirmation vote should be held and only Ginsburg’s leadership should be praised.
Attorney General William Barr said: “Justice Zinsburg led one of the great lives in the history of American law. He was a brilliant and successful litigator, an acclaimed Court of Appeal judge, and a prolific influential Supreme Court Justice.”
Many Senate Democrats echoed Schumer’s position, with the Senate arguing that Ginsburg’s replacement should not be confirmed until after the November election.
D-Mass. Sen. Ed Mark, said on Twitter that if McConnell actually holds a confirmation vote, if Democrats win control of the Senate in November, they should end the filming and add seats to the Supreme Court. It would be more than nine justified. They will only do so, however, if former Vice President Joe Biden defeats Trump.
“With voting already in place for the 2020 elections, Rooty’s’ keenest wish ‘was not to name his replacement’ until a new president is installed.” We must honor her wish, ”tweeted Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.
Sen. Richard Blumental, D-Conn., Who held former Supreme Court judge Harry A. Acted as a law clerk for Blackmun and argued a case in the High Court, tweeting, “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court justice. Therefore, this vacancy has not yet been Should be filled until we have a new president. … At the close of the election, the United States Senate has no way or should act before the voters decide. “
Sen-Mazi Hirono, D-Hawaii, tweeted, “The best and only way to honor jurist Zinsberg’s life’s work, is to honor his last wish that he not be replaced until a new The president should not be installed. ” . “
The reaction to Ginsberg’s death from both sides was overwhelming.
Former President George W. Bush said in a statement that the late justice “devoted many of his 87 notable years to the pursuit of justice and equality, and inspired more than one woman and girl” and said that he and his wife had , Laura, “Lucky to know this smart and witty trailblazer.”
Former President Jimmy Carter said he was a “staunch supporter of gender equality” and said he appointed Ginsberg to the US Court of Appeals in 1980.
Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, tweeted that Ginsburg “paved the way for many women, including me. There will never be another like her. Thank you RBG.”
Sen. Jeff Merkle, D-Ore. Tweeted, “Shocked, devastated, and crushed for a lifetime of service to make America better. RBG. Thank you. It’s impossible to express how much we’ll miss you.”
Republicans also expressed their condolences to Ginsburg and his family.
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, on Trump’s list of possible Supreme Court nominees, tweeted, “Justice Zinsburg devoted his entire life to reading, interpreting and understanding the law. He has been a talented lawyer. And described as a jurist. A profound influence on our country is an understanding. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. “
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, said in a statement, “We must honor Justice Ginsburg’s trailblazing career and secure her powerful legacy by ensuring that the Supreme Court’s next Associate Justice for Equality, Opportunity and Justice Fulfills his commitment. “
Pelosi ordered flags at the Capitol to blow up half the employees due to Ginsburg’s death, tweeted Drew Hamill, one of Pelosi’s top aides.