What Mitch McConnell does not understand is that this fight has just begun.” Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren over the weekend sounded the unofficial starting bell to what is shaping up to be a fierce battle in the U.S. Senate over the process to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.
After Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed to push ahead with a Senate vote on her potential successor, President Trump on Saturday said he would name his nominee this week - and that it would be a woman.
Trump’s plan to quickly fill the vacancy drew immediate criticism from Democrats, who noted that in 2016, McConnell blocked a vote on a Democratic appointee, saying it was inappropriate to do so in an election year.
And as of Sunday, at least two Republican Senators broke ranks with Trump on his plan to fill the seat soon.
In a statement Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, wrote: "I did not support taking up a nomination eight months before the 2016 election to fill the vacancy created by the passing of Justice Scalia.
We are now even closer to the 2020 election – less than two months out – and I believe the same standard must apply." Republican Senator Susan Collins, in the midst of her own tight re-election battle, issued a similar statement, saying, “In order for the American people to have faith in their elected officials, we must act fairly and consistently – no matter which political party is in power….
In fairness to the American people, who will either be re-electing the President or selecting a new one, the decision on a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court should be made by the President who is elected on November 3rd.” The death of Ginsburg so close to the presidential election has energized both Trump's core supporters and the Democratic base.
Democratic donors smashed fundraising records after Ginsburg’s death on Friday, funneling more than $90 million to candidates and progressive groups in just over 24 hours.
The race for the presidency is approaching its end amid a raging pandemic. Democratic nominee Joe Biden maintains a substantial lead over Donald Trump nationwide. This is according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS, reports CNN. Among likely voters, 54% back Biden and 42% Trump. Biden has held a lead in every CNN poll on the matchup since 2019. He has held a statistically significant advantage in every high-quality national poll since the spring.
[NFA] With less than a week of voting left, President Donald Trump pushed ahead on Wednesday with mass rallies despite a U.S. surge in COVID-19 cases and mounting criticism that he is prioritizing his re-election above the health of his supporters. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says President Donald Trump'sadministration has "just given up" on fighting the coronavirus. Speaking inWilmington, Biden said, Trump "makes a lot of big pronouncements, but theydon't hold up. He gets his photo op and he gets out. He leaves everyone elseto suffer the consequence of his failure to make a responsible plan."
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Ivanka Trump, the daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, hit the campaign trail in the key battleground state of Florida on Tuesday (October 27), where she sought to woo undecided voters one week from Election Day.
Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed as the newest member of the US Supreme Courtby a deeply divided Senate on Monday, as Republicans overpowered Democrats toinstall President Donald Trump’s nominee only days before the election. MsBarrett’s confirmation will likely secure a conservative court majority formany years to come. Mr Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy of the late liberalicon Ruth Bader Ginsburg potentially opens a new era of rulings on issuesincluding abortion, the Affordable Care Act and even the president’s own re-election bid.
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Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein opened her questioning of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett by quoting the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's clear assertion that women had a constitutional right to abortion.
Republican U.S. Senators including Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney, John Cornyn and Susan Collins on Wednesday blasted Tuesday night's presidential debate and denounced President Trump for not condemning white supremacy when he was asked to do so.
On Saturday, Sen. Lisa Murkowski said that will vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Murkowski was opposed to confirming a Supreme Court judge to the court so close to the election. She decided to back Barrett due to her judicial philosophy. "I have concluded that she is the sort of person we want on the Supreme Court," Murkowski said. "I have no doubt about her intellect," she said from the Senate floor. Business Insider reports that Barrett is on the verge of confirmation.
Republicans and Democrats living abroad may be opposed in many ways in this most polarised of presidential elections, but agree on one thing: the tax situation for American expatriates needs to change. Jack Parrock reports from the Netherlands.View on euronews
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[NFA] The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Sunday moved closer toward a final confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, on Monday, just over a week before Election Day. Gavino Garay reports.
The top elected Democratic official said time to seal a massive coronavirus stimulus package before the U.S. election was running out, but she held out hope of reaching an agreement with the White House. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
The highest-ranking Democratic lawmaker on Sunday said that despite differences with the Republican White House, she thought it possible to reach agreement on a large rescue package before Election Day. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
A U.S. Senate hearing to reform an internet law and hold tech companies accountable for how they moderate content quickly turned into a political scuffle as lawmakers not only went after the companies but also attacked each other. This report produced by Jonah Green.