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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:16 PM

AZ-SEN: A Mark Kelly win in Ariz. Senate race could spoil McConnell's plans to replace Ginsburg

WASHINGTON Arizona's critical Senate race has suddenly taken on extra weight, because Democrat Mark Kelly could potentially be sworn in early enough to vote on a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg if he wins.

Kelly, a former astronaut and the husband of ex-Rep. Gabby Giffords, is favored to prevail over appointed Republican Sen. Martha McSally. And Arizona law indicates he could be sworn in by Nov. 30, during the lame-duck session of Congress when Republicans may try to push through a Ginsburg replacement if they are unable to do so before the election.

That could potentially narrow Senate Republicans' current 53-to-47 majority as they rush to fill the vacancy on the high court before January when a new Congress and possibly new president will be sworn in. Right now, four Senate Republicans would have to defect to block an appointment, but if Kelly is in office, then only three would need to bolt. And all eyes are currently focused on three possible GOP defections Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Mitt Romney of Utah.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has already vowed to move ahead with a vote on President Donald Trump's yet-to-be-named nominee and McSally is on board with the plan.

"This U.S. Senate should vote on President Trump's next nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court," the Republican former fighter pilot said on Twitter Friday. She also praised Ginsburg as someone who "broke barriers for all women."




https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/mark-kelly-win-ariz-senate-race-could-spoil-mcconnell-s-n1240541

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Reply AZ-SEN: A Mark Kelly win in Ariz. Senate race could spoil McConnell's plans to replace Ginsburg (Original post)
RandySF Sep 19 OP
Eliot Rosewater Sep 19 #1
AleksS Sep 19 #2
Eliot Rosewater Sep 19 #3
AleksS Sep 19 #4
Eliot Rosewater Sep 19 #5
dixiechiken1 Sep 19 #6
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 19 #7
UTUSN Sep 19 #8
appalachiablue Sep 19 #9

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:25 PM

1. Would love it, but any con who puts country over party will be punished immediately and forever

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:03 PM

2. How? Have they ever? Have there ever been

consequences for the GOP? Why do you expect there to be consequences now?

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Response to AleksS (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:08 PM

3. YOu misunderstand my meaning, I am saying that if a con votes in favor of country

GOP will primary them and remove them.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:13 PM

4. Oh! Oops. Yup. That's true.

True. They only get negative consequences when they do something decent, honorable, or fair.

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Response to AleksS (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:14 PM

5. Right, the one thing no con can ever do is put country over party, look what they said about McCain

when he did it.

And the AZ senator who wanted to make them think twice before putting a known serial rapist on the SC.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:28 PM

6. Article says COULD be sworn in, not WOULD be...

"...Arizona law indicates he could be sworn in by Nov. 30, during the lame-duck session of Congress..."
[bold mine]


What (read: WHO) can affect when the swearing in takes place?

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:29 PM

7. K&R

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:53 PM

8. K&R

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:57 PM

9. K/R

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