President Trump confirmed on Saturday morning that he has decided that a replacement for late SCOTUS Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be chosen “without delay.”
Only hours after Ginsburg’s death was confirmed by the court on Friday evening, Democrats erupted in — sometimes violent — threats warning Trump and the GOP against attempting to fill the vacancy before election day.
Democrat hysteria has not deterred Trump from pushing forward. After ordering the White House to fly the flags at half-staff to honor Ginsburg, Trump tweeted that the GOP has an “obligation” to fill the seat.
“@GOP We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us, the most important of which has long been considered to be the selection of United States Supreme Court Justices,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “We have this obligation, without delay!”
According to an NPR report, one of Ginsburg’s final wishes is that her seat “will not be replaced until a new President is installed.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who refused to bring Barack Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland in 2016 to a vote, confirmed that he will attempt to confirm Trump’s choice when it is officially announced.
However, McConnell warned GOP senators to not “lock yourselves into a position you may later regret” in regard to a SCOTUS nomination as the battle heats up with just weeks to go until the election.
“Over the coming days, we are all going to come under tremendous pressure from the press to announce how we will handle the coming nomination,” McConnell wrote in a letter to his GOP colleagues. “For those of you who are unsure how to answer, or for those inclined to oppose giving a nominee a vote, I urge you all to keep your powder dry.”