Amid chants of “Fill that seat!” at a rally in North Carolina, Presidentannounced Saturday that he will nominate a new justice “next week” to fill ’s seat.
Ginsburg, 87, died Friday from complications of cancer. She reportedlyjust before her death that her “most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.” Election Day is now 45 days away.
Trump, who’d vowed earlier Saturday to nominate a new justice “” told rally-goers that he “will be putting forth a nominee next week.”
“It will be a woman,” he said, adding that “we have plenty of time” to fill the seat.
Senate Majority Leader(Ky.) promised Friday that Trump’s nominee would “ ” of the Republican-majority Senate.
Democratic lawmakers and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have, however. vehemently opposed the Republicans’ plan to fast-track a nomination.
“There is no doubt ― let me be clear ― that the voters should pick the president, and the president should pick the justice for the Senate to consider,”.
“This was the position that the Republican Senate took in 2016, when there were almost 10 months to go before the election,” he added, referring to Republicans’ controversial refusal to consider President Barack Obama’s nomination of Judgeafter the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. “That’s the position the United States Senate must take today.”
By David Aaron
November 16, 2020