Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar urged her Republican allies to “look into your soul” and not consider replacing the Supreme Court justice.until after the November election. Klobuchar, who is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Republicans don’t need to “go lockstep”. ,
Mr Trump said he would announce a candidate to fill Ginsburg’s seat, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who blocked then-President Barack Obama’s nominee in 2016 for being an election year for the Supreme Court, said the Senate would vote on Mr. Trump’s candidate despite it being another election year. .
Moving forward with the nominee before the election goes against Ginsberg’s last wish, which he gave to his granddaughter.
“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed,” Ginsburg said.
Klobuchar called on Republicans to respect that wish and follow “your own precedent.”
“They made it very clear that if this happens in an election year that whoever wins the election should be able to decide who is a Supreme Court justice,” she said Monday in “CBS This Morning.”
Two Republican SenatorsAnd – Said that they oppose filling the seat before the election. But others, including Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, went back to what they said in 2016.
Republicans currently have a 53-47 majority in the Senate and would need 51 votes to confirm the nominee.
Klobuchar said he believes there may be other Republicans who would not agree with Mr Trump and McConnell. “So I’m not going to accept that we have to look at what our strategies are until we know they’re all basically going to sell Mitch McConnell,” she said.
“No matter what Donald Trump is going to do this week, my colleagues don’t need to go lockstep with him,” Klobuchar said. “They can look into their soul and their integrity and make decisions.”
He urged his colleagues to listen to their constituents.
A Reuters poll came out just yesterday, showing that 62% of Americans believe whoever wins the election should choose this justice. Five out of 10 Republicans in that poll said the same thing. ,” He said. “They have to listen to their own constituents, and many of them have yet to say where they are on this. So here’s my focus for now: really appealing to the spirit of democracy, the spirit of justice, and We’ll go from there.”
Klobuchar called Ginsburg a “hero, an icon, a woman ahead of her time,” adding that she “won’t give up because she never gave up.”