“Fill that seat!” At the Fayetteville Regional Airport, people chanted slogans about who could be nominated after the President’s late Justice. Ruth Bader Ginsburg In the Supreme Court of the country. Ginsburg died Friday at the age of 87 after battling pancreatic cancer.
“It’s a woman – a very talented, very intelligent woman,” Trump told the audience about his potential choice. “I want it to be feminine. I like women more than I like men.”
Ginsberg’s death leads to fierce war between Republicans and Democrats over Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell The Senate will vote on a nominee named Trump, even if the president names his choice before the Nov. 3 election, and the Democrats will fill the vacancy close to the election – whether Trump or the Democratic nominee. Joe Biden.
After the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016, McConnell faced criticism for taking the opposite stance four years ago. By then, instead of rejecting former President Barack Obama, McConnell had rejected a Senate confirmation hearing with his High Court-selected Merrick Garland. The 2016 election between Trump and Hillary Clinton is just a few months away.
As a result, Obama’s choice was never confirmed, and Neil Gorsuch was appointed to the Supreme Court shortly after Trump took office in 2017.
In Fayetteville on Saturday, Trump defended his constitutional right as president to keep the nominee.
“This is the president, we want to fill the seat, that’s what we’re going to do,” Trump told the audience.
He later told reporters his announcement could come later this week.
Biden, however, expressed a different view on Friday.
“Voters must elect the president and choose the justice that the president must consider,” the Democrat said.
Elections are just 40 days away – the hardest time to appoint and certify justice to the country’s Supreme Court – but the Senate can confirm the nominee between November 3 and the “lame-duck” period. Opening on January 20 if Trump loses.