Republican senators refuse to fill vacancy in Supreme Court before elections

Republican senators refuse to fill vacancy in Supreme Court before elections Lisa Murkowski is one of those who showed her opposition Pre...

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  • Republican senators refuse to fill vacancy in Supreme Court before elections
  • Lisa Murkowski is one of those who showed her opposition
  • President Trump wants to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg as soon as possible

Republican Senators vacant Supreme. In the middle of Sunday, Republicans give a ‘low blow’ to President Donald Trump, revealing that at least two senators do not agree to elect a new judge, for the vacancy he left Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the Supreme Court, before the elections.

The senator Republican Lisa Murkowski announced on Sunday that she opposes the filling of the vacancy left in the US Supreme Court by the late progressive Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the elections on November 3.

So there are already two Republican and conservative senators who reject it, according to the Efe news agency.

“For weeks I have asserted that I would not support filling a potential vacancy on the Supreme Court so close to the elections. Unfortunately what was hypothetical then is now our reality, but my position has not changed, “said Murkowski, who represents the state of Alaska, in a statement.

“I did not support accepting a nomination (of a Supreme Court justice) eight months before the 2016 elections to fill the vacancy left by Justice (Antonin) Scalia,” the senator recalled.

“We are now even closer to the 2020 elections, less than two months away, and I think the same standards should apply,” he added.

In this way Murkowski joins the Republican senator for Maine Susan Collins, in her opposition to Ginsburg being replaced in the Supreme Court before the elections.

Collins considered Saturday that “the decision of a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court should be made by the president who is elected on November 3.”

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Republican senators refuse to fill vacancy in Supreme Court before elections

On Friday Ginsburg died at the age of 87 leaving a vacancy in the Supreme Court, and Trump already announced this Saturday his intention to name his replacement next week and who would possibly be a woman, after the leader of the Republican majority in the Upper House, Mitch McConnell, promised to put the president’s nominee to a vote in the chamber.

Under Ginsburg, the Supreme Court had five conservative and four progressive justices, so if Trump succeeds in confirming his nominee, it would further underpin the conservative dominance, which could last decades and make far-reaching decisions on issues such as abortion or immigration, fundamental for your voter base.

The judges of the Supreme Court are appointed by the president and confirmed in the Senate.

Republicans are a majority in the Upper House with 53 of the 100 seats, and would need 51 votes to confirm Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court, so they can only lose three seats before the Speaker of the House, the vice president of the country. Mike Pence, could you cast a tiebreaker vote.

If, apart from Collins and Murkowski, two other Republican senators are opposed to celebrating the confirmation of Trump’s nominee before the election, then the Democrats would have enough support to prevent the nomination from occurring.

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Republicans hope for Supreme Court nomination lead

Four years ago, interest in appointing conservative justices to the Supreme Court helped persuade skeptical Republicans to endorse Donald Trump for the presidency.

Two years ago, the controversy over Trump’s decision to nominate Justice Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court helped to give the Republican Party victories in the midterm elections.

And now, just 44 days before the election where Trump seeks re-election, Republicans are once again turning to a Supreme Court nomination fight to unite a very fractured party as they face a very real possibility of losing the White House and control of the Senate in November, The Associated Press news agency reported.

Republican Party leaders are confident they can pull it off. In the turbulent Trump era, nothing has motivated the dissenting factions to come together like the possibility of a lifetime nomination to the country’s top court.

“This can be a major galvanizing force for President Trump,” said Leonard Leo, co-chair of the conservative Federalist Society and adviser to the Trump administration for the first two confirmations: Neil Gorsuch and Kavanaugh.

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Republican senators refuse to fill vacancy in Supreme Court before elections

The emerging nomination debate that follows the death of Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday threatens to shift voters’ priorities, in the final weeks of an election campaign that has focused on another set of current issues: the pandemic. , economic devastation and civil unrest.

Trump, backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, promises to replace liberal Ginsburg with a conservative judge and vowed late Saturday that he would announce “very soon” who his nominee is.

Plans are developed for rapid nomination and confirmation. In case there are doubts about the political implications, Trump is expected to make his decision in a matter of days.

Those close to the president motivate him to announce his option before the first presidential debate on September 29, against his Democratic contender Joe Biden.

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With information from Agencia Efe and The Associated Press

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