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Mon Sep 21, 2020, 07:54 PM

Sen. Tina Smith, Jason Lewis spar over Supreme Court vacancy

The heated politics of the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy are spilling into Minnesota’s Senate race, with U.S. Sen. Tina Smith and Republican challenger Jason Lewis pressing opposite views on an issue that could reframe the presidential election.

Smith, in an interview Monday, lamented the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last week and echoed Democrats across the nation — including Democratic challenger Joe Biden — who believe the Senate should not vote on a successor picked by President Donald Trump before the election.

“I believe so strongly, given everything at stake with this Supreme Court, that the person who wins the election should be the person to choose the next Supreme Court justice,” Smith said.

Lewis, a former one-term congressman and one-time radio personality, said the Senate should vote on Trump’s nominee as swiftly as possible. He said a nine-member Supreme Court should be in place in time for an election in case it’s needed to sort out possible legal fallout from a close race.

Read more: https://www.startribune.com/sen-tina-smith-jason-lewis-spar-over-supreme-court-vacancy/572483831/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 07:57 PM

1. They keep saying the quiet part out loud!

Gotta get that SCOTUS spot filled with an extreme partisan Trumpie so he can run to them if he doesn't like the vote counts!

Geez.

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Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:06 PM

2. Wouldn't a Justice confirmed so close to the election be a case for recusal? n/t

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:10 PM

3. You mean like Rehnquist recused himself from the Watergate tapes case?

It would require the justice have some ethics and this will be a Trump appointee so don't hold your breath.

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