Skip to comments.Trump to Make Supreme Court Nomination Friday or Saturday. President has five women under consideration to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Posted on 09/21/2020 6:18:49 AM PDT by karpov
President Trump said he would nominate a Supreme Court pick on Friday or Saturday and has five women under consideration to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as Senate Republicans lined up behind him and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.), rejecting Democrats calls to let the winner of the presidential election make the pick.
Mr. Trump maintained that the replacement of Justice Ginsburg, who died Friday of metastatic pancreatic cancer at the age of 87, should happen swiftly. We won the election and elections have consequences, he said Monday morning on Fox News. We have plenty of time.
The presidents list has been narrowed to two leading candidates, according to people familiar with the matter: federal appellate judges Amy Coney Barrett of the Seventh Circuit, in Chicago, and Barbara Lagoa of the 11th Circuit, in Atlanta.
The president said he has three other people to choose from, though declined to name them. He said he was looking for someone who is young and could serve on the court for a long time. Were looking for a good person.
Judge Barrett, 48 years old, was confirmed to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in October 2017 in a 55-43 vote. She is popular among social conservatives and was a finalist for the post in 2018 when Mr. Trump chose Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Judge Lagoa, 52, previously served as the first Hispanic woman on Floridas high court.
More than 20 Senate Republicans said over the weekend that they back moving immediately to fill the vacancy, and many are expected to follow suit as the week gets under way. Two Republican senatorsSens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaskabroke ranks this weekend, saying they oppose action on a nomination before the presidential election.
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Collins was in the “No” camp with Kavanaugh, too.
At least, that’s what her staffers said early on.
Give that man the wisdom of Solomon in the decisions he makes in the upcoming weeks.
Protect him from the rabid attacks of the enemy and in Your mercy, give us another four years of his leadership for our nation.
And please, turn this nation back to you.
Force the wavering RINOs to actually cast a vote.
Smoke them out once and for all. There is utility in that.
Maybe he got confused and thought he was still making his VP selection...
LOL. I love it when he quotes Dear Reader.
Joe Biden has asked Trump to “do your job”.
The only reason RBG wasn’t replaced a year ago is RBG.
Not til Fri or sat?
By waiting until the weekend, he keeps this topic on the front burner all week and into the debate. Trump dictating the agenda and tempo. Good.
That is very much the same prayer I say several times a day. God Bless.
Not good, every minute that passes makes the pre election vote less likely. he should have announced it this afternoon.
Give the Democrats at least a week to monkey everything up. What could possibly go wrong?
Unless that is the case, their logic defies even the mildest consideration. In fact, it's just plain stupid.
Tells me that the confidence is really high he will steamroll Biden in the election.
It’s not that we have to smoke RINOs out. We know who they are. Most represent states that aren’t ideologically conservative. I don’t have a problem with Susan Collins. Maine is a socially liberal state on abortion. I would rather have her vote on the 90% of issues I care about than having a leftist replacement who actively fights the conservative agenda. Murkowski is just a gunch.
They have said they oppose action on a nomination before the election. That's not the same as saying they will vote "no" on the nominee once that action is taken and the nomination is brought to a vote.
I agree. What is to be gained by delaying, unless McConnell has asked for the time to whip his votes?
Lamar is a YES.
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