President Trump revealed that there are two front runners to potentially fill the seat that has now been vacated by the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
According to new reports, the two women that are emerging as the front-runners to replace Ginsburg on the Supreme Court:
–Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
–Judge Barbara Lagoa of the Atlanta-based 11th Circuit
Trump Identifies Judges Amy Coney Barrett, Barbara Lagoa as Possible SCOTUS Front-Runners: Report https://t.co/mauKmTHwo0
— Tea Party Patriots (@TPPatriots) September 20, 2020
It will be strange indeed if any member of @SenateGOP or even any moderate member of @SenateDems votes against Judge Lagoa or Judge Joan Larson or even Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Stunning actually. https://t.co/34vJ8qHagV
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) September 20, 2020
“If somebody were to ask me now, I would say that a woman would be in first place, yes,” Trump said Saturday. “The choice of a woman, I would say, would certainly be appropriate.”
“I will be putting forth a nominee next week. It will be a woman,” Trump said.
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He said Barrett is “very respected.”
When asked about Lagoa, Trump called her an “extraordinary person.”
“I’ve heard incredible things about her. I don’t know her,” he said. “She’s Hispanic and highly respected.”
“I’ve gotten to know many of them. From a legal standpoint, from a sophisticated understanding of the law, from a constitutional standpoint, I think it’s the greatest list ever assembled. I think that the other side should show their radical left list and you’ll be surprised.”
“Our number one goal must be to communicate the stakes of this Supreme Court fight to the American people,” Schumer said.
“Let me be clear: if Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans move forward with this, then nothing is off the table for next year. Nothing is off the table,” he added.
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As of Saturday night, other media outlets were reporting that Barrett and Lagoa likely picked, reflecting that Trump praised them in response to questions while leaving the White House on Saturday.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told congressional Democrats that “nothing is off the table next year” if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Republican allies move to fill Ginsburg’s seat before the election.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans are ready to move to confirm Trump’s nominee before Election Day, according to the report.