Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) signaled Tuesday that he supports moving forward with the Senate vote on President Trump’s nominee to fill the vacancy left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during an election year.
Graham Says Senate GOP Has Votes To Confirm Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Before The Election
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Monday that the Senate Republicans have enough votes to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee before Election Day.
Biden Refuses To Answer Whether He’d Pack Supreme Court If Elected
"It's a legitimate question, but let me tell you why I'm not going answer that question," Biden said.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden declined to answer whether he would pack the Supreme Court if elected president as retribution for Republicans confirming President Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the general election.
Biden Refuses To Release List Of Supreme Court Picks
"It’s no wonder the Trump campaign asked that I release the list only after she passed away. It’s a game for them," Biden said.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Sunday said he won’t release his list of prospective Supreme Court nominees until he is elected, giving off a set of reasons he believes “could influence that person’s decision” ahead of the November election despite pressure from both sides him to do so.
Melania Trump: Ginsburg’s ‘Spirit Will Live On In All She Has Inspired’
First Lady Melania Trump offered her condolence to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader, saying her passing is “an immense loss,” and her “spirit will live on in all she has inspired.”
Biden Says Ruth Bader Ginsburg Successor Should Be Filled By Winner Of General Election
Let me be clear that the voters should pick the president, and the president should pick the justice for the Senate to consider,” Biden said.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told reporters Friday night that the winner of the presidential race should be the person who gets to pick the successor for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court. “But 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,” Biden said Friday night at New Castle Airport in Delaware after a campaign trip to Minnesota. Biden in brief three minute remarks noted how Senate Republicans in 2016 blocked President Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, from getting a hearing ten months or fill the vacant before the 2016 election. “This was the position the Republican Senate took in 2016 when there were almost 10 months to go before the election,” Biden said. “That’s the position the United States Senate must take today. And the election is only 46 days off. I think the fastest justice ever confirmed was 47 days, and the average is closer to 70 days. And so they should do this with full consideration, and that is my hope and expectation what will happen.” McConnell vowed Friday night to move whomever President Trump nominates to fill Ginsburg’s seat from his list of 43 names to get a Senate floor vote. “Americans reelected our majority in 2016 and expanded it in 2018 because we pledged to work with President Trump and support his agenda, particularly his outstanding appointments to the federal judiciary. Once again, we will keep our promise,” McConnell said in a statement. “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.” Senate Democrats quickly called a hold to fill the seat until next year. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer using McConnell’s exact quote from 2016 to tweet that the Majority Leader should follow his own rules to let the next president fill the vacancy. “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president,” Schumer tweeted.