After a debate at the Constitutional Convention, members decided to give the power of nominating a justice to the president but the ability to reject or accept the nomination to the Senate.
It's rare to be nominated to the Supreme Court—it's even rarer for a person to have their nomination rejected.
Donald Trump is more popular than GOP senators contesting key races in Iowa, Montana, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Jamie Harrison's campaign received a massive surge of donations following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue are both leading their Democratic challengers by single digits.
The Senate race in Kentucky has seen some of the highest fundraising totals of any in the nation, though there are other Democrats who polling indicates are more likely to oust Republican incumbents elsewhere.
The same group of demonstrators who protested outside Senator Lindsey Graham's house earlier this week surrounded Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's home in Washington D.C. early Thursday morning.
Only one Democratic incumbent currently appears to be in danger of losing their seat, while seven Republicans are in tough races.
"If you believe 22 percent is herd immunity, I believe you're alone in that," Fauci told the Republican senator.
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.
Dr. Robert Redfield joined other top health officials in testifying in front of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions to discuss federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Joe Biden's campaign dismissed the report as an attempt "to bail out Donald Trump's reelection campaign."
Senators will now have to decide whether to take the Supreme Court further down the road of divisiveness and politicization.
Democratic nominee Marquita Bradshaw jumped from more than 10,000 feet to raise awareness for her underdog U.S. Senate campaign in Tennessee on Tuesday.
McConnell said the Senate has an "obligation" to fill the vacant seat.
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."
"We simply cannot trust this administration to protect the American people, which is why Congress must step in," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said, adding that the STOP Act will make way for an "essential oversight of the coronavirus response."
"My liberal friends have over many decades gotten very used to the idea of having a liberal court," the Utah Republican senator said.
Senate Leader Mitch McConnell now has the Republican majority needed to move forward with confirmation for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee.
Senator Dianne Feinstein said she opposed the idea of abolishing the filibuster, earning condemnation from many Democrats and progressives.
Over 60 percent of Americans think Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg's Supreme Court seat should not be filled until after the upcoming election.
Republican Senate candidate Lauren Witzke also dubbed her Democratic rival Chris Coons a "baby killer" on Sunday.
The Senate majority leader has faced criticism over his stance towards stimulus throughout negotiations, which have failed to see a bipartisan agreement reached.
"I think it is particularly important that the Senate take it up and confirm this nomination before the election," the Texas Republican said.
"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.
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.
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.