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President Trump vowed to nominate a female judge to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after supporters chanted “Fill The Seat!” at a raucous rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
“It will be a woman — a very talented, very brilliant woman,” Trump told the enthusiastic crowd. “I think it should be a woman. I actually like women more than I like men.” Illinois federal judge Amy Coney Barrett is widely considered the frontrunner.
Trump said it’s the president’s duty to fill a Supreme Court vacancy in an expeditious manner. And that’s what he plans to do — despite Democrats’ rabid howling that the seat be held open until 2021.
“It says the President, we’re supposed to fill the seat,” Trump said. “And that’s what we’re going to do.”
After the rally, Trump told reporters that he would announce a SCOTUS nomination as early as this week.
Democrats have threatened more riots if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moves forward with the Supreme Court confirmation.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was blasted by Trump supporters after urging her followers to “get radicalized” and fight “from the streets to the Senate.”
Many suggested that AOC was inciting violence with her inflammatory rhetoric about taking to the streets.
Leftists accused Senator McConnell of flip-flopping by reminding him that in 2016, he said Supreme Court justices should not be filled during an election year.
However, McConnell explained that in 2016, it made no sense to allow a lame-duck president in his second term to nominate a SCOTUS judge when he’s on his way out and the Senate and the president were of different parties.
The circumstances are totally different now because the Senate and the president are from the same political party, McConnell underscored.
“Since the 1880s, no Senate has confirmed an opposite-party president’s Supreme Court nominee in a presidential election year,” McConnell noted. “By contrast, Americans reelected our [GOP Senate] 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. We will keep our promise.”
Numerous attorneys insist that it’s imperative to fill Justice Ginsburg’s vacancy as soon as possible because if the November election results are contested (as Democrats have vowed), having eight justices and the possibility of a deadlocked Court could cause a constitutional crisis.
Reminder: In 2016, the left-wing New York Times remarked: “Every day that passes without a ninth justice undermines the Supreme Court’s ability to function.”
— SCOTUS Nom (NARA) (@SCOTUSnom) May 16, 2016
For the record, every vote on a Supreme Court nominee of the past 45 years was voted on in less time than President Trump has between now and the end of his current term on January 20, 2021.
As of today, there are 122 days remaining in Trump’s first term.
In fact, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was confirmed just 42 days after she was nominated by Bill Clinton. So there’s no reason for Trump to delay his appointment.
Meanwhile, Twitter users joked that Democrats are already lining up witnesses to launch false accusations against whomever President Trump nominates.
BREAKING: An accuser has already stepped forward with an allegation against the Trump nominee. Sources familiar with the matter say they are just waiting to know who they are accusing before releasing more details. #SCOTUS #SchifftyFord pic.twitter.com/qCOBIvJjH6
— McMurphy Memes (@mcmurphy_pat) September 19, 2020
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