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Politics Ocasio-Cortez to voters: Tell McConnell 'he is playing with fire' with Ginsburg's seat

04:15  21 september  2020
04:15  21 september  2020 Source:   thehill.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.

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Ginsburg died Friday due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. During Sunday' s press conference, Schumer and Ocasio - Cortez called on voters to turn out in force this November to support Biden, and warned of the And to Mitch McConnell , we need to tell him that he is playing with fire .

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday called for voters to fight against the confirmation of President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, speaking at a joint media event called to discuss the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Chuck Schumer et al. walking down a street: Ocasio-Cortez to voters: Tell McConnell 'he is playing with fire' with Ginsburg's seat © Getty Images Ocasio-Cortez to voters: Tell McConnell 'he is playing with fire' with Ginsburg's seat

"Call you senator and tell them not to listen to Mitch McConnell, not to be afraid of Mitch McConnell, to stand up and do the right thing," Schumer said, referencing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) plans to hold a vote to confirm Trump's nominee to replace Ginsburg.

Biden Says U.S. Should Vote Before Ginsburg Is Replaced But Trump Set to Name Candidate

  Biden Says U.S. Should Vote Before Ginsburg Is Replaced But Trump Set to Name Candidate The Democratic presidential contender said Ginsburg's replacement should take place after the November election.Speaking at the airport in New Castle, Delaware after he flew back from a campaign trip to Minnesota, the former vice president paid tribute to the Supreme Court justice who died aged 87.

Ginsburg died Friday due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. During Sunday' s press conference, Schumer and Ocasio - Cortez called on voters to turn out in force this November to support Biden, and warned of the And to Mitch McConnell , we need to tell him that he is playing with fire .

Ginsburg died Friday due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. During Sunday' s press conference, Schumer and Ocasio - Cortez called on voters to turn out in force this November to support Biden, and warned of the And to Mitch McConnell , we need to tell him that he is playing with fire .

Ginsburg died Friday due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. Her death triggered debate in Washington over what will happen to her Supreme Court seat heading into the election. Most Republicans support confirming whoever Trump announces as his nominee. But Democrats say it is hypocritical after Republicans blocked the confirmation of former President Obama's nominee Merrick Garland in 2016 because it was close to the election.

During Sunday's press conference, Schumer and Ocasio-Cortez called on voters to turn out in force this November to support Biden, and warned of the court decisions that could be handed down, such as overturning the Affordable Care Act, if the Supreme Court gains another conservative justice.

Is 8 enough? Court vacancy could roil possible election case

  Is 8 enough? Court vacancy could roil possible election case WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death has left the Supreme Court shorthanded during a polarizing presidential campaign in which President Donald Trump has already suggested he may not accept the outcome and the court could be called on to step in and decide the fate of the nation. It's the second time in four years that a justice has died during an election year, though that eight-justice court was not asked to referee any election disputes in 2016. Today, both sides have armies of lawyers ready to take the outcome to court.

Ginsburg died Friday due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. During Sunday' s press conference, Schumer and Ocasio - Cortez called on voters to turn out in force this November to support Biden, and warned of the And to Mitch McConnell , we need to tell him that he is playing with fire .

Ginsburg died Friday due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. During Sunday' s press conference, Schumer and Ocasio - Cortez called on voters to turn out in force this November to support Biden, and warned of the And to Mitch McConnell , we need to tell him that he is playing with fire .

Ocasio-Cortez warned, "our entire livelihood" could be shaped by the election.

"This is one of the most important times that we have had for everyday people to stand up," Ocasio-Cortez said. "We all need to be more courageous and we all must act in unprecedented ways to make sure that our rights are stabilized. And to Mitch McConnell, we need to tell him that he is playing with fire. We need to make sure that this vacancy is protected, that our election continues and that the American people have their say."

Trump embraces political battle with pick of Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative favorite, for Supreme Court .
Trump's nomination of Barrett will be a major campaign issue, coming just three days before his first debate with Democratic challenger Joe Biden. “This nomination is an attack on our very democracy," said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. Republicans and conservative allies applauded Barrett as a strict constructionist who will interpret the Constitution and not make law from the bench. "Judge Barrett has impressed the brightest judicial and legal minds with her profound understanding of the law," tweeted Sen. John Cornyn, R-Tex.

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