September 22, 2020

US Senate Republicans secure vote for Ginsburg's replacement

Credit: Gage Skidmore (Flickr) 

The Gist

Republicans have cleared the way for a vote on Trump's Supreme Court pick after Mitt Romney of Utah confirmed he will support the nomination. 

The List

  • Republicans needed to secure 51 votes to move forward with replacing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday. 
  • Romney's decision to consider Trump's Supreme Court nominee secures the final required vote for Republicans. 
  • Romney said he intends "to follow the Constitution and precedent in considering the President's nominee." 
  • Trump said he will announce his Supreme Court nominee on Saturday. 
  • Democrats have fiercely critiqued the Republicans for rushing to replace R. B. Ginsburg in an election year.

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