[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.
The U.S. Supreme Court late on Wednesday (November 25) backed Christian and Jewish houses of worship challenging New York state's latest restrictions in novel coronavirus hot spots. Bryan Wood reports.
The Kentucky senate race is in one of the most-watched races in the country. On one side is Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader. The other side is Amy McGrath, a former Marine fighter pilot. Democrats worked over time to try to oust McConnell. Democrats voters were shocked that Mr. McConnell filled Ruth Bader Ginsburg's SCOTUS seat days before the election. The New York Times reports that McConnell won close to 60% of the vote. McGrath won under 35%.
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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Since election day President Donald Trump's campaign has ratcheted up fundraising. The Washington Post revealed the Trump campaign has raised more than $150 million to fight election fraud. The New York Times published a similar report on Monday, but put the number at $170 million. Business Insider reports that's the amount raised since Election Day is about double the amount that one of Trump's main PACs raised during September, its best month.
[NFA] The White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx on CBS’s ‘Face The Nation’ Sunday said she is increasingly concerned about a potential new spike in COVID-19 infections after Thanksgiving, as lawmakers continue to stall on legislation that could be crucial to vaccine distribution. Gavino Garay has more.
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday doubled down on his argument that Republicans have no legal case in challenging the results of the U.S. presidential election that was called for Democrat Joe Biden over the weekend.
[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.
House speaker Nancy Pelosi went after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday for his decision to end some Federal Reserve COVID-19 emergency lending programs, a move also criticized by many Fed officials. Conway G. Gittens reports.
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to keep House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in her job for another two years, despite the Nov. 3 elections in which the party lost seats to Republicans. Colette Luke has the latest.
[NFA] State governors across the United States were more forceful in their warnings, telling residents it was not safe to go out, as COVID-19 infections soared to new records. Conway G. Gittens reports.
[NFA] U.S. Senate Majority Mitch McConnell said on Friday that October's drop in the nation's employment rate showed that Congress should enact a smaller coronavirus stimulus package, but House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi said, smaller is still not the way to go. Conway G. Gittens reports.
On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell discussed the impending COVID stimulus package. McConnell said there is "no reason" Congress can't quickly agree a new round of coronavirus stimulus. Business Insider reports that Democrats and Republicans have been at an impasse for months. Republicans wants a smaller deal while Democrats looking for more. Congress is meeting for a short session due to end by Christmas, and also has to avert a government shutdown.
[NFA] President-elect Joe Biden named several women to his top economic policy team on Monday, including former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary nominee, setting the stage for diversity and a focus on recovery from the pandemic. Gavino Garay reports.
[NFA] President Donald Trump will sharply reduce the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan from 4,500 to 2,500 by mid-January, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday, stopping short of a full withdrawal from America's longest war. Colette Luke has the latest.
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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President Donald Trump has named his nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. Judge Amy Coney Barrett was introduced Saturday afternoon, and Republicans want to get..