Some internet preachers have described Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death as an opportunity to shift the balance on the Supreme Court, potentially putting the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling in jeopardy.
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.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being commemorated by the re-release of the documentary "RBG" and Felicity Jones biopic "On the Basis of Sex," with proceeds benefiting the A.C.L.U.
"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."
The ACLU, which has opposed only four Supreme Court nominees in its 100-year history, may come out against its first non-white male nominee should U.S. Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett remain at the top of President Donald Trump's list of potential nominees.
"President Trump will establish a new Supreme Court justice," Pastor Robert Henderson said. "That's no accident."
"We're simply too close to the election, and in the interest of being fair to the American people," the Republican senator said.
"My liberal friends have over many decades gotten very used to the idea of having a liberal court," the Utah Republican senator said.
As Republicans rush to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat, power, principle and the GOP's future hang in the balance.
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."
With "Black Lives Matter" painted on the street in front of the building, de Blasio saw it as an appropriate way to honor a woman who appreciated the value of public service and "fairness and equality."
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.
Republicans have broken our democratic institutions, and Democrats must lead in fixing them.
Half of registered voters (50 percent) expressed support for delaying the process until after the election, the Politico/Morning Consult poll survey found.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death created a vacancy on the nation's highest court, just weeks before the presidential election.
The Republican National Committee video montage of prominent Democrats uses the tagline: "2020 Democrats should listen to 2016 Democrats."
Arguments about packing the Supreme Court are laying bare the divisions within the Democratic Party following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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.
The Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, has accused Republicans of disrespecting the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in their rush to choose a successor.
Senator Dianne Feinstein said she opposed the idea of abolishing the filibuster, earning condemnation from many Democrats and progressives.
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."
Democrats need just four Republican senators to side with them. It appears they will fall short of that threshold.
"I therefore think it is important that we proceed expeditiously to process any nomination made by President Trump to fill this vacancy," Senator Lindsey Graham wrote.
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 prediction comes as President Donald Trump revealed not only that his choice will likely be a woman but that Lagoa was a serious contender for the open Supreme Court seat.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said last year he did not believe expanding the Supreme Court was a good idea.