According to a new poll, 67% of Americans support hearings to fill a vacant Supreme Court seat if it opened up during the 2020 election.
A new poll conducted shortly before the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg revealed that an overwhelming majority of U.S. adults of all political stripes supported holding hearings for a nominee if a vacancy opened on the nation’s highest bench.
Marquette University released the survey results on Saturday that showed 67% of adults believed the Senate should hold a hearing if a vacancy occurred during 2020’s race, with only 32% opposition — and similar strong numbers across Republicans, Democrats, and independents, who supported holding confirmation hearings at 68-31%, 63-37%, and 71-28% respectively. The poll was completed three days before the death of Ginsburg, the 87-year-old liberal icon who was nominated by President Bill Clinton and confirmed in 1993. Ginsburg earned praise from Democrats and Republicans upon news of her death.
This is good news for Republicans. Democrats have shown they are true hypocrites by claiming President Trump shouldn’t nominate anyone until after the election.
President Trump took to Twitter to announce that he supports replacing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg while he is still President.
.@GOP We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us, the most important of which has long been considered to be the selection of United States Supreme Court Justices. We have this obligation, without delay!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2020
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that a vote would be held in the Senate to replace Ruth Bade-Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.
Breaking News: Senator Mitch McConnell said he would move forward quickly with President Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. https://t.co/xJBjURzEPb pic.twitter.com/EbosiwzGcf
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 19, 2020
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote on President Donald Trump’s pick to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, even though it’s an election year.
The Republican Senate leader issued a statement Friday night, about an hour and a half after the Supreme Court announced the liberal justice’s death from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer.
Here is his statement:
The Senate and the nation mourn the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the conclusion of her extraordinary American life.
My full statement: pic.twitter.com/NOwYLhDxIk
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) September 19, 2020
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