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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on Friday. President Trump and Sen. McConnell have indicated they will immediately move ahead to nominate, confirm, and appoint a new Justice to the Court without waiting for the results of the presidential election which is just 45 days away.
On Saturday morning, President Trump tweeted: “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!”
However, when President Obama was in office, Justice Scalia passed away on February 13, 2016. President Obama then nominated Merrick Garland to the Court on March 16, 2016 – more than seven months before the presidential election that year. Yet, Sen. McConnell, along with other Republican Senators, refused to act on Obama’s nomination of Garland, arguing that the Senate should wait to see who would win the election in November.
So, the question before the American people is: Should a New Supreme Court Justice be Appointed by President Trump Before the Presidential Election?
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