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Trump Says He Will Replace Open SCOTUS Seat "Soon"

What Happened:

  • The passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has left the Republican Party in a rush to quickly fill the vacant seat and further affirm a conservative majority in the court before the November election.

  • President Trump has said he will put forth a female nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy very "soon" and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) has assured the President that his nomination will receive a confirmation vote quickly as well.

  • Democrats have criticized the Republican Party and called them hypocrites for trying to push the vote through before the election. In 2016, when Justice Antonin Scalia passed away in February of an election year, Republicans said that the nomination for a new justice should wait until after the election and stonewalled any confirmation vote for President Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland.

  • Now, Democrats are saying that Republicans should honor the same rules they enforced in 2016 and that the nomination should only be filled after the Presidential election, however, the Republican party is saying that this rule is no longer applicable as they control both the Senate and the Presidency.

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