[NFA] President Donald Trump on Monday sought to discredit Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's family's statement that her last wish was the next president appoint her successor, saying without evidence it could have been from someone else.
"I would say on Friday or Saturday I'll be announcing the pick." As he prepares to announce his U.S. Supreme Court pick by the end of the week, moving quickly to fill the seat of liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Donald Trump on Monday cast doubt on a report from National Public Radio that said the late Justice dictated a statement to her granddaughter before her death, saying: "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed." TRUMP: "Yeah, it just sounds to me like it would be somebody else.
I don't, I don't believe.
It could be.
It could be.
And it might not be, too.
It was just too convenient." Trump sought to discredit Ginsburg's family's statement earlier on Monday during an interview on Fox & Friends, saying without evidence that it could have been "written out by Adam Schiff and Schumer" and Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Those comments drew swift condemnation from Democrats.
Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer said on Twitter: "Just when you think Trump can't get any lower, he burrows deeper into the cesspool of callous classlessness.
Democrats are united in fighting to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg's last wish." Representative Adam Schiff, who led impeachment proceedings against Trump, said: "Mr. President, this is low.
Even for you.
No, I didn't write Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dying wish to a nation she served so well, and spent her whole life making a more perfect union.
But I am going to fight like hell to make it come true." Trump said he would announce his nominee on Friday or Saturday and called on the Republican-controlled Senate to vote on confirmation before Nov.
3, which would cement a 6-3 conservative majority ahead of his re-election bid.
MCCONNELL" "We're going to vote on this nomination on this floor." Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he would usher through a vote, but two Republican senators - Maine's Susan Collins and Alaska's Lisa Murkowski - said the chamber should not move forward with a Trump nominee before the election.
Four Republican senators in total would need to defect to block a confirmation vote.
On Sunday, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Ginsburg's dying wish should be honored.
BIDEN: "If I win this election, President Trump's nominee should be withdrawn.
And as a new president, I should be the one who nominates Justice Ginsburg's successor." Meanwhile, officials have arranged for Ginsburg to lie in repose outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday, and will lie in state at Statuary Hall on Friday, making her a trailblazer even in death as the first woman ever to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol.
Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed as the newest member of the US Supreme Courtby a deeply divided Senate on Monday, as Republicans overpowered Democrats toinstall President Donald Trump’s nominee only days before the election. MsBarrett’s confirmation will likely secure a conservative court majority formany years to come. Mr Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy of the late liberalicon Ruth Bader Ginsburg potentially opens a new era of rulings on issuesincluding abortion, the Affordable Care Act and even the president’s own re-election bid.
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President Donald Trump has dangled a promise to get a weary nation “back tonormal” as he looked to campaign past the political damage of the devastatingcoronavirus pandemic. It was a rose-tinted pitch in sharp contrast toDemocratic rival Joe Biden, who pledged to level with America about the toughdays still ahead after Tuesday’s election.
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[NFA] With four days remaining in the U.S. presidential campaign, more than 9 million people have cast ballots in Texas, eclipsing total turnout from 2016, the Texas secretary of state's office said on Friday. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Democrats seized on a fresh line of attack on the eve of the first U.S. presidential election debate, accusing President Donald Trump of gaming the system after a report showed he paid paltry amounts of federal tax in recent years. This report produced by Jonah Green.
[NFA] The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Sunday moved closer toward a final confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, on Monday, just over a week before Election Day. Gavino Garay reports.
The Republican-led U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved President Donald Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime Supreme Court seat despite a Democratic boycott, clearing the way for a final Senate confirmation vote planned for Monday. This video produced by Jonah Green.
Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney-Barrett may be put on the back burner for the time being. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for a halt of the proceedings after two Senate Judiciary Committee members tested positive for COVID-19. GOP Senators Thom Tillis and Mike Lee said Friday they had tested positive for the virus after President Trump announced his diagnosis.
During a campaign stop in Minnesota on Friday, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said President Trump "has simply given up" on COVID-19, and criticized him for comments he made about U.S. doctors earlier in the day.
Since Donald Trump's ascension to the presidency in 2016, relations with the EU have often been turbulent, not least over trade. Unreported Europe investigates how the outcome of the upcoming election may affect tariffs and taxes which have flown in either direction during the last four years. View on euronews
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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said negotiators were making progress in talks with the Trump administration for another round of COVID-19 stimulus, but Senate Republicans remained skeptical of a possible deal costing trillions of dollars.
U.S. President Donald Trump's bank account in China raises serious national security concerns, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday, following a New York Times report revealing the previously undisclosed account. Gavino Garay reports.
A U.S. Senate hearing to reform an internet law and hold tech companies accountable for how they moderate content quickly turned into a political scuffle as lawmakers not only went after the companies but also attacked each other. This report produced by Jonah Green.
Donald Trump's nominee to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's vacant Supreme Court seathas praised the justice as someone who "not only broke glass ceilings, shesmashed them". Amy Coney Barrett, speaking at the..
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