Governor Larry Hogan said pushing through Trump's nominee would be "a mistake," adding that the Senate shouldn't play "partisan games" with the process.
They had an obligation to their constituents in 2016 to stop Obama's nominee and they have an obligation to their constituents today to put through President Trump's. No qualifier needed. No phony, pretentious excuses.
The president relies on McConnell, Graham and a few others to help him keep his campaign promise to fill the federal courts with conservative judges. Now they're determined to appoint a third SCOTUS justice.
"As soon as I did that, things went through the roof," President Donald Trump said. "It was amazing how important it was."
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that filling the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court with an appointee from President Donald Trump was "very likely to happen."
In a statement issued on Monday, McConnell said that "President Trump's nominee for this vacancy will receive a vote on the floor of the Senate."
Senate Leader Mitch McConnell now has the Republican majority needed to move forward with confirmation for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee.
The Democratic presidential candidate hasn't released a list of potential candidates for the high court. But legal experts say the pool of qualified prospects is small enough to make some very good educated guesses about who the former veep might nominate if he wins in November.
Don't let anyone tell you this issue is governed by other legal provisions, vague "norms" or historical "precedents" such as the so-called "Biden Rule." There are only two principles that apply, both rooted in Article II of the Constitution.
Democrats have guaranteed that politics will dominate the Ginsburg seat, but there is no constitutional reason for the politicization otherwise. The Constitution allows Trump to nominate someone for a vacancy right up until his term expires.
Senator Elizabeth Warren said Republicans want to "tilt" the U.S. Supreme Court "so that it doesn't reflect the values of the majority of Americans."
The Senate majority leader rejected accusations from Democrats that moving to confirm a new justice would be hypocritical just weeks before the election, given his refusal in 2016 to allow a vote on President Barack Obama's nominee.
The bulwark is a public that holds power accountable—demanding stronger guardrails against its abuses and voting power-mongers out of office.
It is paramount that the Supreme Court not be left with a vacancy in the middle of a pandemic that continues to restrain the religious liberty of millions of Americans and stoke chaos in our streets.
Over 60 percent of Americans think Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg's Supreme Court seat should not be filled until after the upcoming election.
Refuse Facism's events are also being promoted as build up for daily protests in October against GOP's plans to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat.
The Senate majority leader has faced criticism over his stance towards stimulus throughout negotiations, which have failed to see a bipartisan agreement reached.
An article penned by the Senate Majority Leader argued in 2016 that it was too close to an election to choose a new justice.
"I think it is particularly important that the Senate take it up and confirm this nomination before the election," the Texas Republican said.
"Their position is, 'Do whatever maximizes your power. If it's totally inconsistent with what you said before, don't worry about it,'" said Clinton, in reference to the Trump administration and Senate GOP, on Sunday.
"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," the Republican senator from Alaska said.
"You stated a pretty firm principle about Merrick Garland: 'It's wrong to deny voters a chance to way in,'" host Chris Wallace pointed out to the Republican senator from Arkansas.
The Senate majority leader has been questioned over the speed at which he appears willing to move in putting forward a vote on a replacement to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
"Preserving the institution of the Senate should be paramount to any political gain," Flake tweeted.
Protesters lined the streets in front of the senator's home in Louisville, Kentucky, after he vowed to call a vote for President Donald Trump's nominee following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Slightly more than half of voters (51 percent) said they do not believe Trump should appoint a new Supreme Court justice before the presidential inauguration in January 2021.
The prospect of a Supreme Court fight adds another variable into an already tumultuous presidential election.
The Massachusetts senator appeared to be referencing the fact that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had announced his intent to push a Trump nominee through, just hours after receiving the news that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died.
In a survey released hours before the news of Ginsburg's death, voters in Maine, North Carolina and Arizona said they preferred Biden to select the next Supreme Court justice by 12 percentage points.
Former President Bill Clinton said of Ginsburg, "[She] exceeded even my highest expectations when I appointed her."