Joe Biden on Friday night defiantly reigned in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s vow to bring a vote on a Supreme Court nomination from President Donald Trump.
In remarks after the announcement Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died, officials said Trump woud have a nominee “within days,” and McConnell declared he would put up the nominee for a Senate vote.
But Biden said not so fast.
“Voters should pick the president and the president should pick the justice to consider,” Biden said.
Returning to Delaware from his own campaign stop in Minnesota, the Democrat presidential nominee praised Ginsburg as “not only a giant of the legal profession but a beloved figure.”
She “stood for all of us,” he said.
The process of replacing her should not begin until after the election, he made clear.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, meanwhile, urged Trump to submit a name “next week.” Cruz is on Trump’s list of suggested nominees. The election is 46 days away.
Information from Reuters and The Associated Press were used in this report.
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