May 26, 2022

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Why the RBG vacancy is a Trump loyalty test

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The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — followed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s statement that "Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate" — created a stark choice for the 53 GOP senators that boils down to this: Just how loyal are you to President Donald Trump?

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
RBG’s death means Republican senators will face the ultimate test of their loyalty to Trump
https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/18/politics/ruth-bader-ginsburg-supreme-court-republican-senators-loyalty-trump/index.html

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/18/politics/ruth-bader-ginsburg-dead/index.html

McConnell vows Trump’s nominee to replace Ginsburg will get Senate vote, setting up historic fight
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/18/politics/congress-fight-rgb-seat/index.html

McConnell: No confirmation for Garland in lame-duck session
https://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/13/politics/mitch-mcconnell-merrick-garland-lame-duck/index.html

Trump lists 20 more potential SCOTUS nominees to boost conservative support
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/09/politics/supreme-court-trump-potential-nominees/index.html

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