US President Trump to announce replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg this week.
Senate democrats have accused Trump of rushing the vote before the November 3 elections. During his tenure, Trump has already made two conservative appointments to the Supreme Court.
US President Donald Trump said Monday that he will be announcing his pick for the Supreme Court judge by the end of this week, before Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is buried this Saturday.
Ginsburg passed away last week, after battling pancreatic cancer. “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed,” she had said days before dying.
Trump called on the Senate, which has a Republican majority, to vote on the confirmation before the November 3 elections. He is seeking a second term as president, and is opposed by democrat and former Vice President Joe Biden.
There are two clear front-runners are women, Amy Coney Barrett of the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Barbara Lagoa of the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, agencies reported. During his term, President Trump has made two conservative appointments to the court, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Sunday urged Senate lawmakers not to vote on filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s deathuntil after the presidential election on November 3.