Sat. Feb 27th, 2021

US President Donald Trump has said he will next week nominate a woman to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, escalating a political row over her successor.

Ginsburg, 87, died on Friday, just weeks before the presidential election.

Mr Trump’s Democratic rival, Joe Biden, insists the decision on her replacement should wait until after the vote.

The ideological balance of the nine-member court is crucial to its rulings on the most important issues in US law.

But President Trump has vowed to swear in Ginsburg’s successor “without delay”, a move that has infuriated Democrats, who fear Republicans will vote to lock in a decades-long conservative majority on the country’s highest court.

“I will be putting forth a nominee next week. It will be a woman,” Mr Trump said at a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Saturday. “I think it should be a woman because I actually like women much more than men.”

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5 thoughts on “Ruth Bader Ginsburg death: Trump to nominate woman to fill Supreme Court seat – BBC News”
  1. If Republicans push their pick through before election … They bloody gotta wish they don’t lose the election in terms of presidency and senate.

    Because if they do … Democrat voters have already requested from their leaders to do the following.

    (1) Eliminate filibuster forever.
    (2) Statehood for DC and PR
    (3) SCOTUS expansion by exactly those two 2016 and 2020 picks from 9 to 11
    (4) Solving gerrymandering entirely
    (5) Updating the voting rights act

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