Washington, September 20
President Donald Trump has said he will next week nominate a woman to replace the late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, escalating a political row with the Democrats over her successor weeks before the presidential election.
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“I will be putting forth a nominee next week. I could say most likely it would be a woman. I think I can say that. If somebody were to ask me now I would say that a woman would be in first place,” Trump told supporters at an election rally in North Carolina on Saturday.
Ginsburg, a history-making jurist, feminist icon and a champion of women’s rights and social justice, died of cancer on Friday. She was 87. She was the second woman ever to serve as a justice on the nation’s highest court.
Trump said he is within his rights to fill the vacancy in the US Supreme Court, a move that has infuriated Democrats, who fear Republicans will vote to lock in a decades-long conservative majority on the country’s top court. “This has happened numerous times. There’s been many occasions where frankly it turned out to be during a presidential year,” he told reporters.
“I think we’re going to start the process extremely soon. We will have a nominee very soon,” he said, adding that there about 45 people on his list, but he does have a “short list” for potential nominees.
Democrats have vigorously opposed any nomination to the Supreme Court before the November 3 election, arguing that in 2016 Senate Republicans blocked the choice of Merrick Garland by Democratic President Barack Obama. — PTI