Senator says Democrats can delay Trump's Supreme Court nomination but 'can't stop the outcome'
Added 09-27-20 11:14:02am EST - “Democrats can "slow" Trump's conservative Supreme Court pick for "perhaps a matter of hours, maybe days at the most," Sen. Dick Durbin said.” - Businessinsider.com
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Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday that Democrats won't be able to prevent the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick.
"We can slow it down perhaps a matter of hours, maybe days at the most, but we can't stop the outcome," Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, said in an interview on ABC's "This Week."
Trump announced on Saturday that he was nominating Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg's dying wish, according to a statement, was that she "will not be replaced until a new president is installed."
Barrett, if nominated, would give the Supreme Court a 6-3 conservative majority, shifting the court's ideological balance more to the right.
Citizens and high-profile lawmakers have been urging Congress to delay the nomination, arguing that the nominee should be chosen after the presidential election in November. Meanwhile, Republicans have been eager to push Barrett through, with Sen. Mitch McConnell vowing that "President Trump's nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate floor."
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