Senators appear to change stances on confirming successor to Ginsburg vs. Scalia, but argue 2020 is different
Added 09-19-20 01:29:02am EST - “The 2016 presidential election happened as a seat on the Supreme Court was at stake following the death of a justice? -- that will be the case yet again in 2020 after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the face of the liberal bloc on the…” - Foxnews.com
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Jay Sekulow lauds Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 'she was brilliant lawyer, advocate and justice. 'She made real history.'
The 2016 presidential election happened as a seat on the Supreme Court was at stake following the death of a justice -- that will be the case yet again in 2020 after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the face of the liberal bloc on the Supreme Court and a trailblazer for women's rights, died on Friday.
In 2016, the vacancy was for Justice Antonin Scalia's seat, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., used his caucus' numbers to hold the seat open until after the presidential election, saying Americans should have a say in who chooses Scalia's successor. That led to the confirmation of Trump nominee Justice Neil Gorsuch.
Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., at the time told Republicans "to do their job" and give then-President Barack Obama nominee Merrick Garland "full and fair consideration."
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