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Susan Collins says Senate should not vote on SCOTUS nomination before election

Susan Collins says Senate should not vote on SCOTUS nomination before election

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said on Saturday that the Senate should not vote on the nomination of a new Supreme Court Justice before the Nov. 3 election, arguing the nominee should be chosen by whoever wins the presidency. “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,” Collins said…

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What’s next in the Senate’s colossal Supreme Court fight

What’s next in the Senate’s colossal Supreme Court fight

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death Friday instantly ignited a power struggle over whether President Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Senate would choose her successor ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed quickly to hold a vote on a nominee and Trump is expected to make a selection within days. Replacing Ginsburg with a conservative would shift the balance of the court for a generation and Democrats are already fighting back. Amid questions about the political feasibility…

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