On a statement released on his twitter account, Senator Mitch McConnell promises senate vote on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement.
Champion of gender equality Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away Friday, and the slot was opened to fill.
Friday’s news of the late Supreme Court Justice’s passing upset the left-wing on a possible Republican replacement. Democrats have been on the edge of their seats following the announcement.
Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell’s statement added a blow to the already distressed opposition. The left-leaning party can only hope the highest court’s vacated position would wait until after the election. That is if Biden wins.
In an attempt to humor them, the senator said the US Senate would vote on President Trump’s nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
An intense political battle becomes underway on who will succeed RBG, stealing the spotlight from the pandemic and the election itself. All eyes are now focused on the Supreme Court vacancy, the highest court in the land.
Ginsburg knew her death would stir both political wings in disarray. The Democrats would overwhelmingly lose a leader inside the court, while the Republicans are eager to appoint someone for the Supreme Court Justice seat before the election. Nevertheless, her untimely demise has set forth a heated battle just weeks before the national election.
The tension further escalated after Senate Majority Leader McConnell tweeted his statement, and the Democrats wasted no time bashing him.
The Hill reported, “McConnell says Trump nominee to replace Ginsburg will get Senate vote.”
Senator McConnell confirmed that Republicans would move to fill the Supreme Court Justice seat. In his statement, the senator said, “Americans 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.”
“President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate,” added the senator.
The announcement came barely an hour after the news broke of Ginsburg’s untimely passing at 87. President Trump was in a Minnesota rally at the time.
The President has yet to announce his plans whether the vacated seat will be filled this year.