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Politics Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins oppose vote on Ruth Bader Ginsburg replacement before election

22:20  20 september  2020
22:20  20 september  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Senator Susan Collins , Republican of Maine, said on Saturday that she was opposed to holding a vote on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee before the November election , and suggested that were he to lose, his successor should ultimately choose a nominee to replace Justice Ruth

Susan Collins , also a Republican, similarly said a vote on a Ginsburg replacement should wait until after the election . Lisa Murkowski on Sunday solidified her previous position and said she would not vote on a Trump-nominated Supreme Court replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader

Sen. Lisa Murkowski definitively said Sunday she does not support voting on a nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court before the Nov. 3 election, repeating a belief she had expressed previously when the question was theoretical.

"For weeks, I have stated that I would not support taking up a potential Supreme Court vacancy this close to the election. Sadly, what was then a hypothetical is now our reality, but my position has not changed," the Alaska Republican said in a statement.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg 's death was barely announced before speculation began to run rampant on the internet about whether Republicans will attempt One Republican senator, Alaska's Lisa Murkowski , has already indicated that she will not support such a vote . Alaska's @ lisamurkowski said today she

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Hours before Ginsburg's death was announced, Murkowski told Alaska Public Media on Friday she would not vote on a nominee so close to an election. She cited the decision in 2016 not to move forward with a vote on Merrick Garland, who was nominated by then-President Barack Obama in March, because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell thought it should be left up to the voters in November.

Lisa Murkowski sitting on a table: Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss vaccines and protecting public health during the coronavirus pandemic on Capitol Hill, Sept. 9, 2020, in Washington. © Greg Nash, AP Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss vaccines and protecting public health during the coronavirus pandemic on Capitol Hill, Sept. 9, 2020, in Washington.

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"The closer you get to an election, that argument becomes even more important," she said.

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"I did not support taking up a nomination eight months before the 2016 election to fill the vacancy created by the passing of Justice Scalia," Murkowski said Sunday. "We are now even closer to the 2020 election – less than two months out – and I believe the same standard must apply."

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Senator Lisa Murkowski on Sunday said she opposes voting on Donald Trump’s pick to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, becoming the second Republican senator to do so – meaning Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s margin for error is shrinking.

Two Republican senators -- Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins -- have come out against an pre- election confirmation of a “No one should be surprised that a Republican Senate majority would vote on a Republican President’s Supreme Court nomination, even during a presidential election

McConnell, R-Ky., has said the Senate would hold a full vote on President Donald Trump's nominee. Trump has said he plans to offer up a nominee soon.

Murkowski joins Sen. Susan Collins of Maine as the only two Senate Republicans to explicitly reject the idea of voting on a nominee before the election. Two more GOP senators would have to join them to give Democrats the 51 votes needed to block a potential nominee.

On Saturday, Collins – a moderate from Maine who is locked in a tight battle for reelection – said "in order for the American people to have faith in their elected officials, we must act fairly and consistently – no matter which political party is in power."

She said Trump has the constitutional authority to put forward a nominee and she would have no problem with the Senate Judiciary Committee beginning the review process.

"Given the proximity of the presidential election, however, I do not believe that the Senate should vote on the nominee prior to the election," she said. "In fairness to the American people, who will either be re-electing the president or selecting a new one, the decision on a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court should be made by the President who is elected on November 3rd."

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