The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s has put under pressure the Unpredictable Republican senate
Mitch McConnell senate Majority leader announced, after the death of Ginsburg’s that the Senate would vote on a nominee put forward by President Donald Trump to replace her. However the Republicans have disapproved with the President, calling into question whether they would support filling a court vacancy in the coming weeks.
Remember some of the senators they are in a battle for their political lives this coming November in their own elections.
In just few weeks before the 2020 presidential elections the majority leader’s decision has to advocate for a vote, “November voters should have a say and that a new Supreme Court justice should be nominated by the new president,” McConnell said.
It is reported that McConnell did not allow a senate confirmation hearing or vote on former President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland. Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s nominee was confirmed soon after Trump’s inauguration back in 2017.
In 2020 Senate Majority leader McConnell said, “He hopes to avoid any Republican defections as Democrats plan to try to peel off Grand Old Party (GOP) senators to defeat a vote before inauguration day,”
Following are the senate Republicans who could possibly oppose allowing president Donald Trump to fill the court vacancy prior to the election or prior to inauguration day. Sen Lisa Murkowski, Sen Cory Gardner, Sen Chuck Grassley, Sen Joni Ernst, Sen Suzan Collins and Mitt Romney.