The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has thrown the country into mourning this Friday. Just before the November election, this news comes as a shock for all the parties and both nominees. Whereas the previous precedent has been to wait until the end of the election to elect another Supreme Court Justice to give the US citizens a say in choosing the highest title in the American law system, there has been a race by the Republican Party to nominate a Supreme Court Justice.
According to Donald Trump, he is looking forward to nominating a woman to sit on the prestigious seat of the US Supreme Court. The move is highly anticipated from the Republican Party considering they hold both House and Senate majority and nominating a Republican Supreme Court Justice can seal the deal for the party and the country. It will dictate the policies that will govern the American public for the coming century.
Trump has decided that he will be electing a nominee by the end of next week, and it will be a woman. According to him, it is time to fill the empty seat left by one of the biggest legal Giants of the century with another woman of equal caliber.
He has expressed his respect for Justice Ginsburg as a ruling figure whose landmark cases and devotion to justice have inspired all Americans and people worldwide. He has already been considering a couple of nominees that could replace the Supreme Court. Both of these nominees are Conservatives, he has elevated to the federal appeals court, and they now stand in succession to be the next Supreme Court justice of the United States.
His supporters are well pleased to hear that he’s considering filling the seat with people who uphold the value of the conservative Americans. They were enthusiastic about the decision to fill the seat despite the precedence of not doing so in an election year.
TRump said, “I will be putting forth a nominee next week. It will be a woman,” further adding, “I think it should be a woman because I actually like women much more than men.”
One of the candidates he has named is Amy Coney Barrett of the 7th circuit Chicago. The second candidate he has been considering is Barbara Lagoa of the Atlanta 11th circuit. These women can become lifetime appointments for the highest United States courts.
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President Trump has declared that it is his constitutional right to appoint a successor to replace Justice Ginsburg, and he fully intends to do so. He has cited President George Washington doing the same thing in a time of crisis.
Ginsburg has been struggling with cancer for a very long period, and her death on Friday came as a shock to everyone in the country. After her 27 years on the court, Republicans have found an opportunity to expand their majority to 6-3 when there is such a huge political divide in the country. For a nomination to go through, there needs to be a majority vote in the Senate, and Trump Republicans hold that majority, which will give him the power to decide the fate of the upcoming century. Not all the Republican senators are on board with the decision, and Susan Collins has stated that to be fair to the American people, the decision should wait until November 3rd.
Mitch McConnell, the prominent Republican senator, has already started preparing to push the choice to the new president, whoever takes the seat on January 20th. Despite his previous hesitation to appoint Merrick Garland in the seat of Justice Antonin Scalia during the election year when Barack Obama was going out of the office, he has shown interest in moving forward to elect the next Supreme Court Justice as soon as possible.
Although the election is only a month away, the election of Supreme Court Justice still has some time until January 20th, which is the day of the inauguration of the next president of the United States. However, whether it is Trump or Joe Biden remains to be seen.