World Trump tweets that he will fill Ginsburg’s seat “without delay”

20:30  19 september  2020
20:30  19 september  2020 Source:   vox.com

Obituary: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  Obituary: Ruth Bader Ginsburg The US Supreme Court justice was a feminist heroine, cultural icon and national treasure.Ginsburg became only the second woman ever to serve as a justice on the nation's highest court.

President Donald Trump addressed the GOP in his tweet about filling the Supreme Court seat left vacant after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ' s passing.

President Donald Trump said Saturday evening that he will choose a candidate to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ' s Supreme Court seat next Trump asked, prompting chants of " Fill that seat !" from the rally crowd. The President told reporters earlier Saturday there about 45 people on his list

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a crowd: Trump greets supporters at a rally held the night former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death was announced. © Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Trump greets supporters at a rally held the night former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death was announced.

President Donald Trump vowed in a tweet Saturday morning to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday, “without delay.”

“We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us, the most important of which has long been considered to be the selection of United States Supreme Court Justices,” Trump tweeted. “We have this obligation, without delay!”

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Some supporters chanted " Fill that seat !" as Mr Trump spoke, urging him to take the rare opportunity to nominate a third justice during one presidential term to a lifetime appointment on the court. Image copyright Reuters. Image caption President Trump said Ginsburg ' s successor will be a "very talented

We know that Senate Majority Leader McConnell will hold a vote on a replacement for the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg and now we know that Trump will submit a nominee and he will do it within the next two weeks.

Ginsburg’s death gives Trump the opportunity to cement a six-justice conservative majority on the Supreme Court, a legacy that would far outlast one or two terms in office. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — who refused to hold a vote on a justice to replace Antonin Scalia after Scalia’s death in an election year — has already given his assurance that Trump’s nominee will get a vote.

Ginsburg’s dying wish, as told to her granddaughter, was that “I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.” But Trump and Senate Republicans are seemingly determined to push ahead.

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"Justice Ginsburg demonstrated that one can disagree without being disagreeable toward one's colleagues or different points of view," Trump stated. Trump did not mention in his statement any plans to nominate Ginsburg ' s replacement. As word of Ginsburg ' s death grew, Trump was on stage at a

Obamacare could be doomed if Trump fills another Court seat . Opinion by Abdul El-Sayed. His Supreme Court shortlist released recently is a startling reminder that he 's dead serious about doing that. And Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ' s untimely passing makes that all the more likely.

The question is whether Trump will able to get a justice confirmed if he loses the presidency or control of the Senate on Election Day. And this question has many Republican lawmakers pressing the president to select a new justice quickly.

To stop a justice from being confirmed, Senate Democrats would need four Republicans to join them in blocking a nominee. And it’s far from certain they will be able to do that, as Vox’s Andrew Prokop writes. While some Republican senators, including Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME), are on record as opposing a vote on a hypothetical Supreme Court nominee just before an election, it’s not clear if there are enough of these senators to actually prevent a confirmation:

A few GOP senators are on the record saying they would oppose filling a Supreme Court vacancy this year. (The question has often been posed given McConnell’s refusal to hold a vote to replace Justice Antonin Scalia after he died in 2016, while Barack Obama was still president.) But, of course, those assurances were given when the question was hypothetical, and it’s far from clear whether these senators will stick to them in the face of what’s certain to be intense pressure from the right.

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  BREAKING NEWS: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg DEAD Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died after a battle with metastatic pancreas cancer, the Supreme Court has announced. The judge, only the second woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice, passed away Friday evening surrounded by her family at her home in Washington D.C. following complications with her illness. Ginsburg, who served for 27 years on the highest court of the land, had battled several bouts of cancer after first being diagnosed in 2009.She announced in July she was undergoing chemotherapy treatment for lesions on her liver.

Trump announced that Ginsburg must be replaced on the Supreme Court “ without delay ” in a tweet the day after the 87-year-old’ s death from pancreatic cancer. “@GOP We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us

He said he would then consult senators from both parties before putting forward his choice. He has not named any potential nominees, but said his first choice Mr Trump has vowed to swear in Ginsburg ' s successor " without delay ". "I think it should be a woman because I actually like women much more

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More Than 100 of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Former Clerks Guard Casket at Supreme Court .
Several of Ginsburg's former clerks met her casket and accompanied it up the stone steps to the Supreme Court's Great Hall, where the celebrated jurist presided for almost 30 years.Ginsburg died September 18 at age 87 from complications of pancreatic cancer. Memorial services commenced Wednesday, with her casket arriving at the building just before 9:30 a.m. ET. NBC reporter Jake Whittenberg tweeted four pictures showing hundreds of people, all dressed in black, standing in neat lines which trailed down the front steps of the Supreme Court.

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