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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to Go Forward filling the US Supreme Court vacancy created by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death

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Washington DC, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) vowed on Friday night that Republicans will move to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.


“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,” McConnell said.

Mr. McConnell did not lay out timing, but said flatly that “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”

19 thoughts on “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to Go Forward filling the US Supreme Court vacancy created by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death

  1. Disgusting and hypocritical of his own words.

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  2. Not letting her body get cold….

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  3. What is disgusting is 3.5 yrs of attacks on our President by the Democrats. Never forget how the Dems tried to ruin the life of Kavanaugh by making up stories and aligning with none other than Michael Avenatti.

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  4. Senate actually bz doing their job. Unlike the other chamber.

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  5. It was Chuck Schumer that didn’t let the body get cold.

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  6. Pelosi would be doing the same thing if the Democrats had a majority in the Senate.

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  7. Right now we only have eight Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court. An odd number of justices is needed in order to eliminate the possibility of a 4-4 deadlock on the proper disposition of a hugely important case brought to SCOTUS on appeal or in cases of original jurisdiction. Shall we ask the Justices to play exactly one round of musical chairs? No. We shall nominate, approve, swear in.

    The donkey party will plotz.

    But the donkey party is also the one whose every, shall we say amorous nocturnal asleep fantasy leakage event?, involves overwhelming every important institution in this country, including the judicial system, with the incessant pounding, deforming, stupefying, trample-under-foot techniques promulgated by proponents of Critical Theory and the Cloward-Piven strategy, and then building a new secular church on the wreckage they create.

    The chaos we’ve seen so far this year is nothing compared to what these fulminating anarchists have in store for us if they think they need to kick things into high gear.

    Things will start getting very strange in a week or two if it they start to think their ticket lacks the mojo and momentum necessary to clearly carry the day on election day. If they start to develop the sense that their ticket stands a good chance of NOT being declared the winner by major media outlets in their evening coverage after the polls close, they will not wait until after the election to unleash the dogs of political war.

    Lawsuits are already being filed, the complainants of which long ago designed for circumstances like this. Their goal is to reach the U.S. Supreme Court on appeal and secure a ruling purporting to uphold the fragile voting rights of one or more groups supposedly being attacked by the many deplorables among us, but which in practice will end up declaring either illegal or unconstitutional every measure we ever considered necessary, or that we ever observed as being effective, or predicted could be so, in terms of fostering and protecting the integrity of free and fair national elections in this country.

    Thus is not a propitious time to deliberately go into an election season with an even number of Justices on the Supreme Court.

    Right about now, having a tie-breaking vote on the high court is an enormous constitutional imperative. We don’t want to be caught with our small “r” republican pants down around our ankles when hoards of ideologically-driven lawyers arrive at the gates of the castle, bent on using the judicial branch of our federal government to overcome the expressed will of the people.

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  8. “Disgusting and hypocritical of his own words.”

    Not True.

    Go back and read his actual words.

    Try to educate yourself and stop getting all your news from Facebook and CNN

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  9. The whole purpose of politics is to use whatever advantage you have. This is how politics works. The Dems used this in the House, which they control, by cooking up a ridiculous impeachment hearing against the President, timed in a way to have an impact on the general election. It didn’t work but they used the exercise for maximum publicity purposes, which their “colleagues” in the MSM ran 24/7 with big red banners.

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  10. Losing elections have consequences. If Obama was such a great president Trump would have never had a chance. Ruth was an old bat stuck in her liberal ways. Mitch has a job to do and knowing his past he will do it. Can’t wait to see more adult liberals crying like babies!!!
    Trump 2020.

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  11. Does anyone expect anything different from a slime ball like McConnell? I’ll be the first to admit the dems are a bunch of hypocrites, but the republicans have mastered that art. I guess this will show us who on the republican side still have a shred of decency left.

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  12. I am offended by RBG attempting to dictate the timing of her replacement. She probably thought Hillary would be elected four years a go and the grim reaper didn’t allow her to wait for Sleepy Joe.
    In the end, she provided proof that politics has infected the Judiciary.

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  13. The constitution does not say the president stops being president before the end of his / her term

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  14. I have said a million times to everyone I know. Even if the democrats were perfect, by just what they did to Kavanaugh with all the lies and the ugly spectacle I will never, ever vote for one of them even if I hated republicans. They are the meanest, most unscrupulous, most disgusting hypocrites. And 2 of their loudest voices of that charade are running for the highest office.

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  15. I think we should honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg and have a vote ASAP to fill her vacant seat.
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    In 2016 during the nomination of Merrick Garland, Ginsberg said the Senate has an obligation to hold hearings and a vote on the Supreme Court vacancy:
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    Ginsburg Quotes:
    “The president is elected for four years not three years, so the power he has in year three continues into year four.”

    “Maybe members of the Senate will wake up and appreciate that that’s how it should be.”

    In an interview with the New York Times, when asked whether senators should act on the nomination, Ginsberg said, “That’s their job.” “There’s nothing in the Constitution that says the president stops being president in his last year.”

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  16. Ha Ha … poetic justice for Justice Ginsberg!

  17. But McConnell ignored her advice then in 2016 after Merrick Garland was nominated in March, eight months before the election. Now he’s ignoring her deathbed wishes with 1.5 months until the election?

    1. its called the constitution

  18. But McConnell ignored her advice then in 2016 after Merrick Garland was nominated in March, eight months before the election. Now he’s ignoring her deathbed wishes with 1.5 months until the election?

    YES.
    That is correct.
    Now you understand that the constitution places the power of Advice and Consent in the hands of the Senate, and NOT in the hands of the Judiciary. There is no provision for the Senate to cede Advice and Consent powers to any justice of the Supreme Court even if it is a deathbed wish.

    You learned something today. Good for you.

    Constitution
    Article 2, Section 2, Clause 2:

    “He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.”

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