Republicans and Democrats are trying to use the coming fight to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburgs Supreme Court seat to motivate their bases, with each side arguing that it would be catastrophic to let the other party pick her replacement.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Bidens campaign highlighted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnells (R., Ky.) statement, after the court announced that the liberal justice died at her Washington home on Friday, that the Senate would vote on any replacement nominated by President Trump.
In a fundraising email Saturday, Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris said Americans needed to hold the GOP to the standard that party applied in 2016, when Mr. McConnell refused to hold confirmation hearings for President Obamas pick to replace conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, who died earlier that year.
Mitch McConnell wasted no time declaring he would bring Trumps appointee to a vote on the Senate floor, where he holds a Republican majority. And there is no doubt in my mind that Donald Trump will nominate someone who will overturn the Affordable Care Act, strip protections from immigrants, overturn Roe v. Wade, and more, the email said.
A Biden aide said the former vice president would emphasize the future of health care, saying it is an issue that motivates Democratic voters. The Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments on the Obamacare law on Nov. 10, one week after the election.