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Donald Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

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His Democratic rival Joe Biden, who will face the president in their first-ever debate on Tuesday, has meanwhile cast him in an interview with MSNBC as “not very smart” and claimed he “doesn’t know that many facts” about domestic and foreign policies.

The former vice president dismissed the president’s routine attempts to portray him as a “socialist” by comparing him to a Nazi propagandist on Saturday.

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Kamala Harris weighs in on Amy Coney Barrett nomination

Graeme Massie26 September 2020 23:01

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Joe Biden reacts to Amy Coney Barrett nomination

Graeme Massie26 September 2020 22:49

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Reaction to Amy Coney Barrett nomination for Supreme Court

Democratic candidate for the White House, Joe Biden, has reacted to Mr Trump’s nomination.

“The United States Constitution was designed to give the voters one chance to have their voice heard on who serves on the Court,” said Mr Biden.

“That moment is now and their voice should be heard.

“The Senate should not act on this vacancy until after the American people select their next president and Congress.”

Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell welcomed the president’s nomination.

“Judge Amy Barrett is an exceptionally impressive jurist and an exceedingly well-qualified nominee to the Supreme Court,” said Mr McConnell.

“A brilliant scholar. An exemplary judge. President Trump could not have made a better decision.”

Graeme Massie26 September 2020 22:43

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Trump announced conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett

Donald Trump on Saturday announced he will nominate conservative federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the late Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

Graeme Massie26 September 2020 22:25

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Trump’s nominee Amy Coney Barrett reacts to Supreme Court nomination

Amy Coney Barrett told Mr Trump she was  “deeply honoured by the confidence you have placed in me.”

The judge also paid tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose open seat she will take if confirmed.

“She not only broke glass ceilings, she smashed them. For that, she has won, the admiration of women across the country,” she said.

Graeme Massie26 September 2020 22:23

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Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination is likely to be confirmed by the Republican-dominated Senate before the election on 3 November.

Democrats are angry that Mr Trump will push through the nomination so close to the election, when they refused to do the same for Barack Obama in 2016.

Graeme Massie26 September 2020 22:15

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Reactions to Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to Supreme Court

Democratic candidate for the White House, Joe Biden, has reacted to Mr Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett.

“The United States Constitution was designed to give the voters one chance to have their voice heard on who serves on the Court,” said Mr Biden.

“That moment is now and their voice should be heard.

“The Senate should not act on this vacancy until after the American people select their next president and the next Congress.”

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, who has committed to holding a quick vote for the nominee, also gave his reaction.

“Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an exceptionally impressive jurist and an exceedingly well-qualified nominee to the Supreme Court,” said Mr McConnell.

“A brilliant scholar. An exemplary judge. President Trump could not have made a better decision.”

Graeme Massie26 September 2020 22:12

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Donald Trump confirms Amy Coney Barrett as nominee

President Trump confirms that Amy Coney Barrett will be his nominee for Supreme Court

Graeme Massie26 September 2020 22:08

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Trump at White House with Amy Coney Barrett

Donald Trump has appeared at the White House with conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett, who will be his nominee for the Supreme Court replacement for liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last week.

Graeme Massie26 September 2020 22:04

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Donald Trump set to announce nominee for Supreme Court

Donald Trump is expected to shortly announce his pick to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.

Graeme Massie26 September 2020 22:00

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