Bill Clinton: McConnell push to fill Ginsburg seat 'superficially hypocritical'

Bill Clinton: McConnell push to fill Ginsburg seat 'superficially hypocritical'

'President Trump has already made clear that this is about power, pure and simple power, ' Biden said.

"I think we're going to start the process extremely soon".

"Their option is to build a try to convince at least four Republican senators to vote "no" on whoever the president puts forward", Amy Howe, co-founder of a Supreme Court blog, said on CNN. "We have this obligation, without delay!"

If successful, the devout Roman Catholic and mother of seven children would be the youngest justice on the Supreme Court bench.

"The fact is we have a big challenge in our country", Pelosi added.

This is an interesting question, because as I say, I don't see any downside to Trump at least nominating someone.

"This is an enormous political conundrum", Paul Sracic, a political science professor at Youngstown State University in OH, told Reuters.

Such a position echoed Ginsburg's dying wish. "I would say that even if it was a Republican president". And people will be watching those three senators, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Mitt Romney, very closely in the coming days.

"Ruth Bader Ginsburg does not need a seat on the Supreme Court to earn her place in the American history books", then-President Bill Clinton said when he announced her appointment. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. - refusing in 2016 to consider President Barack Obama's nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. "McConnell and @SenateGOP were to force through a nominee during the lame duck session-before a new Senate and President can take office-then the incoming Senate should immediately move to expand the Supreme Court".

With a critical Presidential election that has been marred by Constitutionally questionable State procedural changes in voting due to a pandemic it is now more important than ever for the U.S. Senate to swiftly confirm a Supreme Court nominee.

Hours after Ginsburg's death, Trump vowed to nominate a woman to replace the late justice, who was a fierce advocate for women's rights. The stakes here are that the Senate is now controlled by Republicans, but that could no longer be the case after the November election. Before that, she was the first Hispanic woman and the first Cuban American woman on the Supreme Court of Florida. Anyway, it's more civil to not call names.

Before being appointed to her 7th Circuit position in 2017, she was a legal scholar at Notre Dame Law School in Indiana.

Joan Larsen could also be a potential candidate, who sits on the federal appeals court in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is facing the toughest reelction campaign in her career.

For male candidates, Amul Thapar, Thomas Hardiman and Raymond Kethledge are names considered among the favorites. Thapar is one of them.

According to a Biden campaign spokesperson, the former vice president's team believes that Ginsburg's death will "energize" voters that are "frustrated" by President Trump and Republicans attempts to invalidate the law.

The newspaper states the newest addition to Trump's list includes James Ho, who was born in Taiwan and now sits on the US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. He is a fervent defender of free enterprise and individual rights and is considered a judicial originalist. The Lincoln Project is a group of current and former Republican officials looking to defeat Trump.

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