… And welcoming another day of coverage of politics in the United States, it is strongly influenced by the fight over the death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg and who will replace her in the Supreme Court.
The liberal heroine died on Friday at the age of 7 from complications caused by pancreatic cancer. Respect is paid.
And then the conspiracy began.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell He said he would field a nominee for the presidency with less than 50 days to go to the polls, and notoriously in 2016, he denied an eight-month hearing to Obama nominee Merrick Garland, saying no such nomination should be made. An election year.
Donald Trump said he would move quickly To nominate for a replacement for Ginsberg and later confirmed that it would be a woman. Most observers hope it could be Amy Connie Barrett, a staunch Catholic who sees the fear of desirable preachers.
Lindy Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Who will lead, he was on record at the Battle of Garland, saying no justice should be guaranteed in the run-up to the election. No matter – at the end of the day, he said he was playing, citing the inspiration for Democratic action in the bitter war of the last decade. He would like to nominate Trump.
And so the trench, where all is not so easy. Republicans have a 53-47 majority in the Senate. That means the process could extend into the lame duck period even after the Nov. 3 election, even losing to Trump’s Joe Biden, they could lose three votes and still pass a nominee in a tiebreaker with Vice-President Mike Pence. Two Republican moderates, S.Usan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, On record they say they think the winner of the presidential election should have a new trial. And in Arizona, a special election to replace John McCain could seat the new Democrat, Mark Kelly, in early November.
All eyes are on Mitt Romney of Utah – Not for the election, Trump’s proven enemy – and others in the fight for re-election, including Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Corey Gardner of Colorado. Would McConnell like to hold the Senate or lean on the court for a generation? That’s the question – or one of them.
For further reading, Here’s how our columnist Robert Rich is on McConnell, one of the most ruthless, and opponents say harmful, Washington operators of all time Always Trump policy:
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