Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar urges Republican colleagues to ‘look into their own souls’ and don’t think Supreme Court justices will take their placeuntil after the election in November. Klobuchar, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Republicans don’t have to “keep in step.” .
Trump says he will announce candidate to replace GinsbergSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked then-President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee in 2016 for being a presidential election year.
Moving forward with a candidate before the election goes against Ginsberg’s last wish, which she dictated to her granddaughter.
“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is inaugurated.
Klobuchar called on Republicans to respect that wish and follow “their own precedent.”
“They made it very clear that if this happened in an election year, whoever wins the election should be able to decide who the Supreme Court judges are.
Two Republican Senators —When — says he is against filling seats before elections. But others, including South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham, have retracted what they said in 2016.
Republicans now have a 53-47 majority in the Senate, requiring 51 votes to confirm a candidate.
Klobuchar said he believes there may be other Republicans who disagree with Trump and McConnell. “So we’re not going to admit we have to consider what our strategy is until we know we’re basically sold out to Mitch McConnell,” she said.
“Regardless of what Donald Trump does this week, my colleagues don’t have to keep up with him,” Klobuchar added. “They can see their soul and integrity and make decisions.”
She urged her colleagues to listen to voters.
“a Reuters poll Just announced yesterday, 62% of Americans believe whoever wins the election should choose this justice. ‘ she said. It really appeals to their sense of democracy, their sense of justice, and we go from there. ”
Calling Ginsburg a “hero, an icon, a woman ahead of her time,” Klobuchar said, “She never gave up, so she won’t.”
https://www.cbsnews.com/dfw/news/trump-supreme-court-pick-republican-senators-klobuchar/ Republican Senators ‘Don’t Need to Get Alone’ in President Trump and Supreme Court Nominations, Says Amy Klobuchar