Joe Biden said ‘there is no doubt’ that the next US supreme court justice should be chosen by the winner of the country’s presidential election, following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday.
‘She was fierce and unflinching in her pursuit of the civil legal rights of everyone,’ Biden said of Ginsburg, who had sat on the supreme court since 1993. ‘Her opinions and her dissent are going to continue to shape the basis for law for a generation.’
Biden added that Ginsburg’s replacement should be selected by the winner of the forthcoming election in November, citing precedent established by Senate Republicans in 2016, when they blocked Barack Obama’s attempt to replace justice Antonin Scalia in an election year
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