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Trump Officially Nominates Judge Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court Justice to Replace the Legendary Late Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  • In a White House event on Saturday afternoon, the US President Donald Trump has officially named Judge Amy Coney Barrett as the nominee for the Supreme Court Justice’s position, vacated after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. While naming Barrett’s nomination, Donald Trump said “Today it is my honor to nominate one of our nation's most brilliant and gifted legal minds to the Supreme Court. She is a woman of unparalleled achievement, towering intellect, sterling credentials, and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution.” The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, Sen. Lindsey Graham, has reportedly said that the Senate hearing of the nomination is expected to start as early as October 12, 2020. He expects the hearing to carry on for 3-4 days. Once the hearing ends, the nomination will be sent to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The floor will then be scheduled for votes by McConnell by October 26, 2020. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has said that the Democratic leaders are united in opposing the nomination of Barrett. Schumer went on to say that “Justice Ginsburg must be turning over in her grave up in heaven, to see that the person they chose seems to be intent on undoing all the things that Ginsburg did.” The Democratic nominee for the US Presidential election 2020, Joe Biden, said in a statement that she “has a written track record of disagreeing with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding the Affordable Care Act.”