•   
  •   
  •   

Politics McSally says current Senate should vote on Trump nominee

05:21  19 september  2020
05:21  19 september  2020 Source:   thehill.com

Arizona poll: Joe Biden leads Donald Trump, while Mark Kelly leads Martha McSally in senate race

  Arizona poll: Joe Biden leads Donald Trump, while Mark Kelly leads Martha McSally in senate race Democrats Joe Biden and Mark Kelly continue to lead in Arizona over President Donald Trump and Sen. Martha McSally based on new polling.Hurricane Sally brings rushing water, debris to Florida's Navarre Beach

Martha McSally standing in front of a building: McSally says current Senate should vote on Trump nominee © Provided by The Hill McSally says current Senate should vote on Trump nominee

Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) said the current Senate should hold a vote on President Trump's nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

"Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg broke barriers for all women. My prayers are with her family in this difficult time," McSally tweeted.

"This U.S. Senate should vote on President Trump's next nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court," she added in a follow-up tweet.

How Pennsylvania could swing the presidential election to Trump again

  How Pennsylvania could swing the presidential election to Trump again Here's why the Keystone State will be a key vote in the presidential election.Activity flurry suggests N.

McSally's remarks followed similar comments from Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) who said Trump "has every right to pick a new justice before the election."

The comments from the two senators come ahead of what is expected to be a fierce fight over whether to confirm Trump's possible nominee.

Republicans blocked President Obama from having his Supreme Court nominee confirmed after the 2016 death of Justice Antonin Scalia, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Friday night he will work to confirm Trump's pick.

Arizona Senate candidate Mark Kelly could take office early if he wins, putting him in place for a court vote

  Arizona Senate candidate Mark Kelly could take office early if he wins, putting him in place for a court vote If Democratic candidate Mark Kelly were to defeat Sen. Martha McSally, he could be sworn in before year's end – in time to vote on a court nominee.Antonin Scalia's son on his father's "odd couple" friendship with RBG

The Kentucky Republican said this vacancy is different because the same party controls the Senate and White House. In 2016 the GOP held the Senate and Democrats controlled the White House.

"[A]mericans 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," he said in a statement. "President Trump's nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate."

Prior to her death, Ginsburg, a reliable liberal, said she wanted a new president to replace her on the high court.

In a statement to her granddaughter that was obtained by NPR, Ginsburg said "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed."

The intense partisan fight over Ginsburg's possible successor is likely to emerge as a top issue in Senate races across the country, including in Arizona.

Polls show McSally, who was appointed to her seat and running to fill the term of the late Sen. John McCain (R), significantly behind former astronaut Mark Kelly. She has notably struggled to rally the conservative base around her candidacy and has worked to shore up Republican support by casting herself as a staunch ally of the White House.

In a statement, Kelly did not mention a possible confirmation vote on a Supreme Court nominee but did praise Ginsburg's service on the bench.

"Justice Ginsburg dedicated her life to making our country more just and fair. She fought cancer with the same ferocity she fought for civil rights and equality. I am in awe of how much Justice Ginsburg accomplished in her lifetime, leaving a legacy that impacted women's rights and equal protection under the law for all Americans," he said.

Trust on the economy bolsters Trump in oh-so-close Florida, Arizona: POLL .
Both contests are closely contested in the latest ABC/Washington Post polls. The critical Arizona Senate race, where the Democrats are pinning their hopes for control of the chamber, is also essentially tied in the new survey there.

usr: 1
This is interesting!