Hours after her passing, speculations about who will succeed to late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat have triggered clashes among politicians and parties.
But the bigger deal was whether to nominate the new SCOTUS now, weeks prior to the elections, or wait until the new president makes the selection.
“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed,” Ginsburg had expressed days before her passing.
Democrat nominee Joe Biden seemed to agree to claim that “voters should pick the president, and the president should pick the justice for the Senate to consider.”
Sources reported, however, that Trump will within the few next days announce his list of potential nominees including at least a woman and US Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
“Justice Ruth Bather Ginsburg was renowned for her brilliant mind and her powerful dissents at the Supreme Court,” The President stated following Ginsburg’s death.
“Justice Ginsburg demonstrated that one can disagree without being disagreeable toward one’s colleagues or different points of view.”
Ginsburg died Friday aged 87 succumbing to pancreatic cancer complications at her Washington D.C. home.