Senate Republicans Have Enough Votes to Confirm Replacement for RBG

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Senate Republicans have enough support to confirm a new Supreme Court justice prior to the November 3 election.

Senate Republicans have enough support to confirm a new Supreme Court justice prior to the November 3 election, according to Market Watch.

On Monday, Republican Senator Lindsay Graham made the announcement. “We’ve got the votes to confirm Justice Ginsburg’s replacement before the election,” he said “We’re going to move forward in the committee; we’re going to report the nomination out of the committee to the floor of the United States Senate so we can vote before the election.”

That plan lays out a timeline of under 40 days to get to a vote. Republican nominee Donald Trump is far behind in the polls and needs to increase his campaigning in swing states. On Tuesday morning, Senator Mitt Romney released a statement supporting moving forward with a nomination prior to the election. Senator Romney voted to have President Trump removed from office earlier this year.

Romney's statement regarding his approval of the Supreme Court nomination process is significant because Republicans can lose no more than 3 votes if they hope to confirm a replacement for RBG before the election. Alaska Senate Republican Lisa Murkowski and Maine Senate Republican Susan Collins have stated that they do not support the vote prior to the November 3 election.

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MyronTodd
MyronTodd

It's the President's job to replace the seat immediately . Since he's a Republican President,The GOP majority is Republicans ,and there's enough time to confirm it,the Constitution states the president must fill the seat. There will be a vote before the election.

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RachelR
RachelR

In 2016, when Obama tried nominating Merrick Garland, every single Republican in office REFUSED to even consider his choice because "it was an election year", and "no Supreme Court justice has been confirmed in an election year for the last 80 years" and "we are setting this precedent, this is the rule now". They denied Obama his "job" of appointing that candidate despite the fact that the election was 8 months away, yet here they are now INSISTING that trump's nominee be confirmed and on the bench before the election IN SEVERAL WEEKS. Where is the rule now? Where is the justification? Why, in the middle of a pandemic which they have STILL not adequately addressed in either policy or relief, why do they have the time and inclination to rush through this candidate? Why is it their right now when it supposedly was not Obama's then? The Republican party lacks anything even remotely resembling honor, integrity, depth or substance. Nothing but power-hungry liars, rapists and thieves. They should ALL be hung for treason and crimes against humanity. When will people wise up to their destructive ploys? If it hasn't happened by November, the whole world will pay the price, and I weep for the future.


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