President Trump To Announce His Pick To Replace Justice Ginsburg

Monday, September 21st 2020, 5:28 pm
By: Alex Cameron

President Trump said he'll announce his pick to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg either Friday or Saturday.

Republican leaders in the Senate are pledging to move forward with confirmation proceedings despite cries of hypocrisy from Democrats.

News 9/News On 6's Alex Cameron looks at where Oklahoma's two senators stand.

Sen. James Lankford said the following statement:

“I look forward to considering and voting on President Trump’s nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy before the end of the year. If the President puts forward a nomination, the Senate has the authority to provide advice and consent and I take this role very seriously. Confirming a Supreme Court nominee during a presidential election year when the White House and Senate majority are of the same party is consistent with precedent.”

In two tweets, Sen. Jim Inhofe said:

The precedent here is clear. In the case of a united government, with voters having elected a Senate and White House of the same party, it is our constitutional obligation to consider a nomination of a Supreme Court justice. I look forward to a thorough and swift consideration of @realDonaldTrump’s nominee. I’ve been pleased at the short lists President Trump has put forward and am confident his nominee will be a well-qualified, constitutional judge.