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McConnell vows quick vote on next justice; Biden says wait

Posted On: Sep 19, 2020   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just six weeks before the election cast an immediate spotlight on the crucial high court vacancy, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell quickly vowing to bring to a vote whoever President Donald Trump nominates.
Democratic nominee Joe Biden vigorously disagreed, declaring that "voters should pick the president and the president should pick the justice to consider.”
McConnell, who sets the calendar in the U.S. Senate and has made judicial appointments his priority, declared unequivocally in a statement not long after Ginsburg's death was announced that Trump's nominee would receive a confirmation vote in the chamber. In 2016, McConnell refused to consider President Barack Obama's choice for the high court months ahead of the election, eventually preventing a vote.
The impending clash over the vacant seat - when to fill it and with whom - is sure to significantly affect the stretch run of the presidential race, further stirring...

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