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Politics Biden says Ginsburg's replacement should be chosen by election victor

05:16  19 september  2020
05:16  19 september  2020 Source:   reuters.com

McConnell vows quick vote on next justice; Biden says wait

  McConnell vows quick vote on next justice; Biden says wait WASHINGTON (AP) — The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just six weeks before the election cast an immediate spotlight on the crucial high court vacancy, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell quickly vowing to bring to a vote whoever President Donald Trump nominates. Democratic nominee Joe Biden vigorously disagreed, declaring that "voters should pick the president and the president should pick the justice to consider.” require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); McConnell, who sets the calendar in the U.S.

NEW CASTLE, Del. (Reuters) - Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said on Friday that "there is no doubt" that the next U.S. Supreme Court justice should be chosen by the winner of the election.

Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie smiling and looking at the camera: Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks about the death of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in New Castle, Delaware © Reuters/JONATHAN ERNST Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks about the death of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in New Castle, Delaware

"There is no doubt - let me be clear - that the voters should pick the president and the president should pick the justice for the Senate to consider," Biden told reporters at an airport in New Castle, Del., after learning of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

(Reporting by Jarrett Renshaw in New Castle, Del. and Trevor Hunnicutt in New York; Editing by Aurora Ellis)

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