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Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett at White House event

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President Trump announced Saturday that he would nominate federal appeals court judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the recent death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, setting up a bitter confirmation fight in the final weeks of the presidential campaign.

In a Rose Garden ceremony, Trump called Barrett “one of our nation’s most brilliant and gifted legal minds,” saying “she is a woman of unparalleled achievement, towering intellect, sterling credentials and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution.”
Barrett is a deeply conservative jurist in the mold of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, whose confirmation would cement the right’s hold on the nation’s highest court for many years and ensure Trump’s legacy is felt for generations.

Shortly after the event, Trump will travel to Harrisburg, Pa., for a campaign rally tonight.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden criticized Barrett for her opposition to the Affordable Care Act, saying in a statement, “The United States Constitution was designed to give the voters one chance to have their voice heard on who serves on the Court. That moment is now and their voice should be heard. The Senate should not act on this vacancy until after the American people select their next president and the next Congress.”
 

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Not surprised by this. Of course they would complain about wanting him to wait for after the election. If the coin was flipped the other way, it be the same thing.
 

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If I remember right a major Republican talking point on the replacement of Scalia was about nominating a new member during a lame duck presidency. Honestly...I love the Trump chaos. LOL
 

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When the coin was flipped the other way in the past, the Democrats called for an immediate nomination, stating that the seat should be filled ASAP to preserve the integrity of the system. One could easily look it up and see for themselves how adamant they were when it was in their favor too.
I'm tired of politicians. I want a leader.
 

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Not surprised by this. Of course they would complain about wanting him to wait for after the election. If the coin was flipped the other way, it be the same thing.
Are you for real?

The last time this happened, during the Obama presidency, the republican party stalled for 8 months so that Trump could select a conservative justice if he won. They argued that "the people should choose," and that a new justice should not be selected during an election year. Now, in an act of complete hypocrisy they are trying to force a nomination through, one month before an election.
 

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Heh...you know, you may not be such a bad witch after all. But seriously, you have to curb eating lost children. (y)