The President of the United States, Donald Trumpcalled on Republicans this Saturday to “Without delayThe Supreme Court vacancy following the progressive judge’s death yesterday Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the age of 87.
Speaking to the Republican Party, Trump said, “We have been placed in a position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who proudly voted us. The most important of these has long been used as the selection of judges in the US Supreme Court. We have this obligation immediately!”
Ginsburg’s death this Friday sparked a pulse between Republicans and Democrats in search of a replacement, an issue that will radically change the dynamics of the campaign for the November 3 presidential election.
Last night, after hearing of his death, the President He did not mention this fight and limited himself to praising the figure of the judge.
The United States Supreme Court is composed of nine judges with lifelong positions who have the power to change the country’s laws for decades. In particular, they play a crucial role on issues such as abortion, migrant rights, privacy, the death penalty and gun ownership.
The judges are appointed by the President and must be approved by the Senate.
The Supreme Court is a key issue for Christian law, and that’s why this month Trump renewed his promise to appoint judges to speak out against abortion and pledge to protect the right to guns.
Shortly after the announcement of Ginsburg’s death, Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a statement promising to put the candidate Trump chooses for the Supreme Court to vote.
To confirm a new judge McConnell needs a simple majoritywhat he could achieve if 53 of the 100 Republican Senators stayed with Trump. However, The verification process could be complicated if there are defects among the more moderate Republican Senators.
The Democratic candidate for the White House for his part Joe BidenWho was considered last night that the US President, who will be elected in the November 3rd election, should be the one to elect a replacement for Ginsburg.
By the time the judge died, the Supreme Court had 5 conservative and 4 progressive judges.
Trump managed to get the Senate Republican majority in his first year as president to give the go-ahead to his first Supreme Court candidate, Judge Neil Gorsuch, and on October 6, 2018, he did the same for Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexual abuse, attract in court.
(With information from EFE)
The US Senate chief will organize a vote if Trump names Ginsburg’s successor
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a pioneer who fought for gender equality and became a progressive icon
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, historic US Supreme Court judge, has died at the age of 87.