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Soon after the Supreme Court announced that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 87, had died Friday evening of pancreatic cancer, NPR revealed that, only days before her death, Ginsburg dictated this statement to her granddaughter: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

Just last week, President Trump released a list of 20 additional potential Supreme Court justice nominees.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has already spoken out, tweeting Friday evening, “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’s tweet was the exact same statement which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016. McConnell successfully held off the appointment of a new justice until Trump took office.

The Hill reportedHowever, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has maintained that he would fill a 2020 Supreme Court vacancy. He has said that the situation this year would be different than that in 2016 because in 2020 the White House and Senate are held by the same party.

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45 COMMENTS

    • If the Republicans stand United, then Trumps choice will be nominated and confirmed. People MUST contact their Republicans senators and demand that they stand United and confirm President Trumps choice for Supreme Court justice

      • Well they have as much say as Mconnel did in 2016. I’d like to see it happen but since we didn’t allow it why would they? I don’t see what the senate and WH being the same party had to do with it.

        • They have the majority vote in the Senate 53 Rep. 47 Dems. 50 votes are needed to pass. VP breaks any tie vote. Plus a Republican President. That’s why they can do it. Harry Reed as Dem. Majority leader ended the 60 votes needed in order to get Judges confirmed faster for Obama Admin. He was warned by McConnell that there would be another Republican President and should think about it before opening that door. Voila, “Nuclear Option” to confirm SCOTUS Justices.

        • No, because Republicans held the Senate then and they hold it now. Big difference because now the president is same party as the Senate.

  1. Absolutely! God knows the democrats would and there should be no difference for the right! Appoint Amy Coney Barrett and lets see the left attack her and prove how anti woman they truly are.

  2. For those who think it was cause an uproar; they are already planning one anyway! Better to get ab edge! Chief Justice Roberts has gone liberal. We need this seat!

  3. Republicans must do all they can to nominate and confirm a Supreme Court justice ASAP and absolutely before the November elections, using all means available to them including the so called nuclear option. It is now or never that all Republicans senators stand United to appoint and confirm a new justice. Republicans must not loose this nomination to the socialist Democrats

  4. having gone through this with many relatives as well as my patients i do not believe she was with it for the last few months … she was on pain meds as well as the ammonia levels would be elevated

  5. Howard, so true…the Dems wouldn’t think twice. I’m torn, because it’s another harsh roadblock to get over before election and it would take up valuable time with horrible consequences.
    I agree it should be done, but there would be a serious price to pay.

    • I agree there will be a price to pay, but there will be an even more terrible price to pay if the Republican senators do not nominate and confirm a Supreme Court justice before the November elections. It’s now or never

  6. It’s now or never for Republicans senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and the rest of the Republican Senators to get the nomination and confirmation done ASP no in party bickering or disagreements stand strong and United and get the job done.

  7. Yes. Move forward. It will be a distraction for the Democrats and another opportunity for America to see their evil and hateful ways.

    • I agree, Democrats have been using every tactic they can possibly scrounge up for 4 years to unseat this President. I say give them a HUGE distraction so they won’t see the uppercut they are about to get with the re-election of Donald J Trump!

  8. Schumer: Let the people decide blah blah blah.

    Hey, buddy, We the People DID decide, when we elected a Republican majority in the Senate. We have spoken! Do your job Senate!

  9. A Supreme Court Justice has died, it is the job of the President and senate to choose a new one. It makes no difference how many days to election the time is now to keep working.

  10. Absolutely, this has nothing to do with fairness, it is about those I voted for doing what they where voted in to do. 4 years ago as well as now… 4 years ago I voted for a conservative senate and they did what they where voted in to do… now is the same, do what you are voted in to do. Different results does not mean that it is unfair. The democrats know this, it is the damn conservatives that are afraid of offending.

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