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Republican Senator Susan Collins (Maine) released a statement on Saturday, saying she feels that whoever is elected on November 3 should be the one to make the decision on who will fill the vacancy in the Supreme Court, after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.

Her statement reads:

“In order for the American people to have faith in their elected officials, we must act fairly and consistently – no matter which political party is in power. President Trump has the constitutional authority to make a nomination to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, and I would have no objection to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s beginning the process of reviewing his nominee’s credentials.

“Given the proximity of the presidential election, however, I do not believe that the Senate should vote on the nominee prior to the election. In fairness to the American people, who will either be re-electing the president or selecting a new one, the decision on a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court should be made by the president who is elected on Nov. 3.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed Friday he will move forward to bring a vote to the floor on President Donald Trump’s nominee.

“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 promised in a press release. “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) had reportedly said in July that she would not support filling a Supreme Court vacancy prior to 2021.

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20 COMMENTS

  1. Susan Collins is no Republican. And, given that there will be a Constitutional Crisis, following the November election, the matter of contesting ‘WHO’ is the legitimate President will likely be pushed all the way up to the Supreme Court. All the more reason to have the late RBG’s seat filled asap.

    • I agree the mayhem after the election will get in the way. Do it now while we have the senate majority. Susan Collins is too moderate. I dont think she is a Democrat but definitely needs to be challenged by a more constitutional candidate.

  2. Honestly, it is Trump’s constitutional right to nominate. If it was a Democratic President, and they had control of the Senate, what do you suppose they would do? You betcha!
    Republican Senators, please GO FOR IT. It is not against the rules and you may never have the opportunity again.

  3. And I would not have a problem with you getting a really deserved tar and feathering . This butte wipe is about to screw the American people again . We are tired of her and her democrat friends killing us and not doing our wishes What’s wrong with Maine . Like New York you never learn The rest of us are sick and tired of your has been

  4. The public is clueless. In 2016, the house and senate had a GOP majority. Why would Obama try to pick a justice knowing that the majority would stretch out the ordeal and be a waste of time? That’s why they needed to wait.
    Trump has the gop senate so go for it! Its the life of our country we are talking about here.

  5. These phony conservatives forget that their constituents, who they are supposed to represent, want a conservative justice. It is a breach of trust to the conservatives who voted for her!

  6. This needs to be done Now!!!! The dums will contest this election even if they lose fair and square…so then it goes to a Supreme Court that is not fully staffed and all hell breaks loose! I believe the outcome would be handled correctly if all judges are available… if not, Chaos would be rampant! We DO NOT need that! These rhino republicans need to be replaced… they are traitors to their party! I knew these two women would do it because I truly think they hate having a strong man as President!!! Romney will be next because he’s the same way… can’t stand having a President that is more Man than he will ever be! If this happens I sure hope Utah wakes up next go around!!!

  7. President Trump should definitely appoint a replacement immediately, it is his duty and he should not hesitate and DOJ Barr should lower the boom on these terrorist organizations like BLM and Antifa ASAP.

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