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.
President Donald Trump said he will announce his nomination to replace former Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court later this week.
If Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the Notorious RBG, Jimmy Carter was a masterful MC, nominating her—and a number of other pathbreaking women to the Second, Third, Fifth, Tenth, Eleventh, and D.C. Circuit Courts of Appeal.
I wish some of the pundits weighing in on Judge Amy Coney Barrett's religious practices could display half the empathy of my students. Many religious practices seem unfamiliar, weird and even threatening to outsiders.
Several of Ginsburg's former clerks met her casket and accompanied it up the stone steps to the Supreme Court's Great Hall, where the celebrated jurist presided for almost 30 years.
The president's choice could be utilized to boost his re-election hopes as he campaigns ahead of November's vote.
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.
Senators will now have to decide whether to take the Supreme Court further down the road of divisiveness and politicization.
The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, could face being eliminated by the Supreme Court, with Democrats suggesting another Trump-picked justice makes this more likely.
The federal judge is thought to be one of President Donald Trump's front-running contenders to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court.
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."
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."
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.
The silver lining immersed within the bitter partisan squabbling that will ensue for the next few weeks is that Democrats feel they now have another hot-button issue that could drive their supporters to the ballot box.
"We're simply too close to the election, and in the interest of being fair to the American people," the Republican senator said.
Republicans could lose control of the Senate in November and still confirm Trump's nominee, but it's unlikely Democrats will let that happen without a fight.
"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.
Both moderate Democrats have not only stated they oppose rushing to fill a vacancy left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—they have blasted Mitch McConnell for pushing to confirm a nominee before the election.
The loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who graduated from Columbia law school, left only graduates from Harvard and Yale on the Supreme Court.
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.