Friday, September 25, 2020

President Trump to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ginsburg on the Supreme Court

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Several media outlets are reporting that President Donald Trump will, on Saturday, announce that he will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be the next Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, replacing the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Several GOP campaign officials across different elements of the party also confirm the pick to Breitbart News, saying that they have been preparing fundraising and promotional materials to be sent out after the selection is announced and that Barrett’s name and image are in them. Several current and former administration officials also echoed that they believe it will be Barrett, but again, every source is cautioning that this is President Trump, and he could change his mind. The Club for Growth, a leading conservative organization, for instance on Friday night published an ad on YouTube urging senators to confirm Barrett to the Supreme Court. Trump, asked Friday night if the selection is Barrett, declined to confirm it was her. “I haven’t said it was her but she is outstanding,” the president said. Barrett is particularly popular among GOP senators as well, as Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) on Breitbart News Daily earlier Friday on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel heavily suggested she would be the pick. Other senators, like Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), have made very public pushes for her to be the pick. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has also reportedly advised Trump of Barrett’s popularity among senators. The White House and President Trump have not yet confirmed that Barrett will be the selection, and sources caution that the president could change his mind in the final hours before his scheduled 5:00 p.m. ET Saturday announcement. The Hill newspaper published a report Friday afternoon citing a number of GOP officials saying Barrett is the pick.

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