By Dave Andrusko
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away Friday at her home in Washington, DC at age 87. She served nearly three decades on the High Court.
Upon learning of Justice Ginsburg’s death, President Trump issued a statement of condolence to the family and tribute to Justice Ginsburg. It began:
Today, our Nation mourns the loss of a trailblazer, not only in the field of law, but in the history of our country. Ruth Bader Ginsburg served more than 27 years as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. She was a loving wife to her late husband Martin, and a caring mother to her two children Jane and James.
President Trump said today that he will nominate a replacement this week. “We won the election and elections have consequences,” he said this morning on Fox News. “We have plenty of time.”
On Friday night, over protests from pro-abortion Senate Democrats, pro-life Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated flatly, “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”
NRL News Today will keep you up to date as the nomination moves forward and as we approach the November 3 General Election, which is now 43 days away. Here are some highlights of what is taking place.
*In an almost unparalleled development, CNN actually Fact Checked two of pro-abortion Joe Biden’s assertions. (They were so transparently false, perhaps CNN thought this would boost their non-existent credentials as a “non-partisan” news source.)
Under the headline, “Fact check: Biden falsely claims Trump campaign only asked him for Supreme Court list after Ruth Bader Ginsburg died,” CNN’s Daniel Dale tells us that
“Biden also claimed that the Trump campaign had not asked him to release such a list until after Ginsburg died. …
Facts First: This is just wrong. The Trump campaign and Trump himself had repeatedly said prior to Ginsburg’s death that Biden should release a list of prospective Supreme Court nominees.
(2) “To bolster his case that the Senate should wait to confirm the next justice, Biden said: ‘By the way, there’s no court session between now and the end of this election.’”
“Facts First: Biden’s claim is simply inaccurate. The court’s next session is scheduled to begin on October 5, nearly a month before Election Day on November 3.”
*President Trump told Fox News that he was down to “five, probably four” choices. The nomination would come after funeral services for Justice Ginsburg and just days before the first presidential election debate on September 29.
*Democrats are clueing in sympathetic reporters that they have ruled out few options in an attempt to either defeat the nomination or retaliate later [by increasing the number of justices]. According to Mike Allen of Axios,
On ABC’s “This Week,” George Stephanopoulos asked Speaker Pelosi about the possibility of impeaching President Trump or Attorney General Barr as a way to stall a Supreme Court confirmation in a post-election lame-duck session.
Pelosi replied: “Well, we have our options. We have arrows in our quiver that I’m not about to discuss right now.”
* Republicans hold a 53-47 edge in the United States Senate. Vice President Mike Pence, as President of the Senate, would vote if the tally were tied at 50-50.
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