Breaking: Mitch McConnell confirms there will be a vote for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee to fill Ginsburg’s seat

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed, to the Democrats’ dismay, that he will push to hold a vote for a nominee to the Supreme Court from President Donald Trump after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

McConnell made the announcement in a statement that included a recognition of the accomplishments of the late Justice Ginsburg.

“The Senate and the nation mourn the sudden passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the conclusion of her extraordinary American life,” said McConnell.

Ginsburg, a stalwart justice on the liberal side of the Supreme Court, died on Friday of pancreatic cancer.

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“In the last midterm election before Justice Scalia’s death in 2016, Americans elected a Republican Senate majority because we pledged to check and balance the last days of a lame-duck president’s second term. We kept our promise,” continued McConnell.

He went on to explain the rationale for supporting a vote for a Trump nominee when he blocked a vote for Merrick Garland, the nominee of former President Barack Obama, in 2016.

“Since the 1880s, no Senate has confirmed an opposite-party president’s Supreme Court nominee in a presidential election year,” McConnell explained.

“By contrast, 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,” he added.

“President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate,” he concluded.

McConnell’s statement was met with anger and disbelief by many Democrats.

Here’s more on the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

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Bret Baier on the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg: She was an inspiration

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  1. The communists have never needed an excuse to show their petulance, now with the death of justice Ginsburg and the Senate leadership pledging to have a vote on president Trump’s nominee to fill her seat the squeal will be so loud it will be heard in Guam but they would have found something to squeal about anyway. The next election will be a turning point in our country’s history it will either usher in communism or the communist democrat party will fade to irrelevance by being almost completely voted out of existence and good riddance to them, there are other political parties to take their place that aren’t communists

  2. Meh, if the DemonicRats win in November they’ll just pack the court. I don’t see this making a difference unless Trump wins.

  3. Why should we not go on with the business of government at this time? That has been the problem in the past, putting off till tomorrow what we should be doing today. The Nations highest court need to be function as designed without interruption, especially during these troubled times. It is the responsibility of the President to see that this is done as soon as possible regardless of politics.

  4. A lot of tears are being shed for this lady by both parties. She served her country with distinction. Sadly we all know that if she was of a Republican view point, the Democrats would all be dancing and cheering.

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