US President wants to Nominate a Woman "Next Week" to Fill Up Vacated Seat of Late Ruth Bader Ginsburg
September 20 , 2020
US President Donald Trump has said that he is going to nominate a woman next week for filing the seat vacated after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. During a press conference at the White House on Saturday, he told media that the choice of a woman for the vacated seat will be appropriate and stressed that the nomination would be done quickly and by following the due process. Trump’s response comes after Majority Leader and Republican Senator Mitch McConnell (the longest-serving U.S. senator for Kentucky in history) said that he would bring the US President’s candidate for the vacated seat to vote. However, Democrats have objected to any voting on the candidate until after the 2020 US Presidential election. After Trump’s announcement, the attention is on a more moderate Republican Senator from Maine, Susan Collins. However, in a statement on Saturday, she made it clear that she doesn’t support pre-election voting on choosing a Supreme Court nominee. However, Collins didn’t make it clear whether she would vote to stop a pre-election nomination, in case it happens. Trump has said that his administration has an obligation to choose anyone they want as they have won the last election. Without naming any front runner for the seat vacated after the death of Late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the US President called Judge Amy Coney Barrett as “highly respected”. When asked about Judge Barbara Lagoa (who has Hispanic origin and hails from Miami) by the reporters, President Trump said that he has heard good things about her.