(NewsReady.com) – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) passed away from pancreatic cancer on September 18. Her death has left a gaping hole in the Supreme Court as we get closer to an election that may very well be contested. That’s why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is moving fast to fill the vacancy.
When the country learned of RBG’s death, McConnell released a statement promising to bring President Donald Trump’s nominee to the floor for a vote.
The Senate and the nation mourn the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the conclusion of her extraordinary American life.
My full statement: pic.twitter.com/NOwYLhDxIk
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) September 19, 2020
Senate Republicans are backing the majority leader, and many have spoken out to express their intention to vote for the nominee, as well. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said he’s “dead set” on voting for Trump’s pick.
I stand by what I said in Jan. 2019: Harry Reid & Chuck Schumer changed Senate rules to try and stack the courts for Obama. Now it's coming back to haunt them as I predicted. I'm dead set on confirming @realDonaldTrump’s nominee. If you stand with me: https://t.co/MYF6qgyjdI pic.twitter.com/lsejlSs0QQ
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) September 19, 2020
Democrats are threatening to pack the court if President Trump’s nominee gets a vote, and they’re able to win the Senate back in November. The commander-in-chief has no plans to allow them to intimidate him, though. He and the GOP will put someone on the court whether the Left likes it or not. It’s their constitutional duty to do so.
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