Trump urges Supreme Court to appoint new justice ‘without delay’
After the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Senate Republicans have said they will not wait for election
to vote on Trump pick.
President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he will name a woman next week to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg
on the Supreme Court, signaling a contentious nomination fight during the final weeks of the
In a tweet on Saturday, Trump responded to statements from Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell,
who said shortly after Ginsburg’s death on Friday evening that the chamber would move forward with
approving the president’s as-yet-unannounced nominee.
“We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who
so proudly elected us,”
Trump tweeted, “the most important of which has long been considered to be the selection of United States
Supreme Court Justices. “We have this obligation, without delay!”
The appointment is set to give conservatives a six-to-three majority in the highest court in the US and
brings forward the prospect of sweeping changes on abortion rights, the Affordable Care Act,
voting rights, and other issues of American life.