Washington, DC – President Donald Trump on Saturday urged the Republican-led Senate to consider “without delay” its next nominee for the Supreme Court seat vacated by the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, just barely. six weeks before the elections.
“They put us in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us,” Trump tweeted. “The most important of which has long been considered the selection of the members of the United States Supreme Court. We have this obligation, without delay! ”He added.
Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed Friday night, hours after Ginsburg’s death, to call to vote for whoever Trump nominates. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said instead that any vote should come after the November 3 election.RELATED
“The voters must choose the president and the president must choose the magistrate who will be submitted to the Senate for consideration,” Biden said. The Democratic candidate spoke to the press after returning to Wilmington, Delaware, from Minnesota, where he made campaign stops.
Justice Gingsburg, a gigantic advocate for women’s rights, died Friday at her home in Washington at the age of 87. Ginsburg died of complications from pancreatic cancer, the highest US court reported.
Ginsburg announced in July that he would be undergoing chemotherapy for injuries to his liver, one of several battles with cancer.
The judge was in her later years the undisputed leader of the liberal wing of the court and had become something of a star to her admirers. Ginsburg defended the rights of women and minorities. She was also admired for the strength and resilience she displayed in the face of personal losses and health crises.
“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant being your own person, being independent. ” (Craig Fritz)
“The state controlling a woman would mean denying her full autonomy and equality.” In the photo, the judge with President Bill Clinton in 1993. (Doug Mills)
On his dissenting opinions | “My dissenting opinions, like my writings, are intended to persuade. And sometimes one must be blunt in saying how wrong the court’s decision is.” (DOUG MILLS)
“So now the perception is, yes, women are here to stay. And when they sometimes ask me ‘When will there be enough (women on the Supreme Court)?’ And I say ‘when there are nine’, people are surprised. But there were nine men, and no one has ever asked a question about that. ” In the photo, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is sworn in as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. (Marcy Nighswander)
On equality in marriage | “In recent years, people have said, ‘That’s how I am.’ And others looked around, and we discovered that he is our next door neighbor, we love them very much, or he is the best friend of our son, or even our son. I think that as more and more people came out and said ‘this is who I am,’ the rest of us recognized that they are one of us. “(J. Scott Applewhite)
“Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of raising up the next generation.” (Jacquelyn Martin)
“I wish there was a way that I could wave a magic wand and recover when people respected each other and Congress was working for the good of the country and not just within the party. Someday there will be great people, great elected representatives who They’ll say, ‘Enough nonsense, let’s be the kind of Legislature America should have.’ I hope I’m still alive when that day comes. ” In the photo, followers pay tribute to the judge after her death. (Alex Brandon)
His health problems included five cancer fights that began in 1999, falls that resulted in broken ribs, the insertion of a stent to unblock an artery, and several hospitalizations after he turned 75.