- Maine Sen. Susan Collins told the New York Times, “I think that’s too close, I really do.”
- Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski in September said, “Fair is fair,” and she would not vote to replace RBG before the election.” “When Republicans held off Merrick Garland it was because nine months prior to the election was too close, we needed to let people decide. And I agreed to do that. If we now say that months prior to the election is OK when nine months was not, that is a double standard and I don’t believe we should do it,” said Murkowski.
Two U.S. Senators who stated in the past that they would not vote yes during an election year have changed their votes:
- South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham in October 2018 said, “If an opening comes in the last year of President Trump’s term, and the primary process has started, we’ll wait to the next election. And I’ve got a pretty good chance of being the Judiciary [Chairman]. Hold the tape.” But Graham is running for re-election this year and he has decided to support President Donald J. Trump. Senator Graham tweeted :
I stand by what I said in Jan. 2019: Harry Reid & Chuck Schumer changed Senate rules to try and stack the courts for Obama. Now it's coming back to haunt them as I predicted. I'm dead set on confirming @realDonaldTrump’s nominee. If you stand with me: https://t.co/MYF6qgyjdI pic.twitter.com/lsejlSs0QQ— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) September 19, 2020
- Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley said in July he would follow the Biden rule, “I’m just following what was established by the Biden Rule in 1986 and then emphasized by him in 1992… They set the pattern. I didn’t set the pattern. But it was very legitimate that you can’t have one rule for Democratic presidents and another rule for Republican presidents.”
- Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) who is facing a difficult re-election tweeted “Our country’s future is at stake & @realDonaldTrump has every right to pick a new justice before the election. I look forward to supporting a strict constructionist who will protect the right to life & safeguard our conservative values.”
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer has prepared for a fight to stop Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to vote on Trump’s SCOTUS nominee. Following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called her a “giant in American history” and a “trailblazer for women.”
Schumer will never accept President Trump’s SCOTUS nominee during an election year or not. Following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Schumer tweeted:
The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 18, 2020
“Americans reelected our majority in 2016 and expanded it in 2018 because we pledged to work with President Donald J. Trump and support his agenda, particularly his outstanding appointments to the federal judiciary. Once again, we will keep our promise,” said McConnell.
The 2020 Presidential campaign has flipped once again–from the COVID-19 pandemic that was once Joe Biden’s vote getter to the SCOTUS nominee that President Donald J. Trump is expected to name very quickly–perhaps this week. The SCOTUS nominee and the death of Justice Ginsburg has changed the SCOTUS dynamics and a political gem for President Trump.
Even, Justice Ginsburg dying wish is hearsay—based on her grand-daughters statement which goes against the U.S. Constitution—said Ginsburg’s wishes known as her dying declaration: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”
Ginsburg’s death has sent our Nation back to former President Abraham Lincoln’s premise “The Constitution is “the supreme law of the land,” not the Supreme Court’s misinterpretations of it.” But in modern history, it’s not the interpretation of the Constitution–but the belief’s of the SCOTUS nominee regarding abortions, civil rights, equal rights, and the second amendment. Who should die, and who should live–the fetus or the baby. During Ginsburg reign on the SCOTUS more than 30 million babies was aborted, tweeted Representative Doug Collins (R-GA). “RIP to the more than 30 million innocent babies that have been murdered during the decades that Ruth Bader Ginsburg defended pro-abortion laws,” Collins tweeted. “With @realDonaldTrump nominating a replacement that values human life, generations of unborn children have a chance to live.”
President Trump’s new SCOTUS nominee–if confirmed would create an effective 6-to-3 conservative majority on the Supreme Court — a big boost for conservatives and influencing decisions on the Court for decades. If the conservatives fail to confirm Trump’s nominee—they will most likely give the Joe Biden a get out the vote political spin to increase his chances of defeating incumbent President Donald J. Trump.