Republicans aim for Supreme Court confirmation ahead of presidential election

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He had no surprises in the rose garden of the White House, Saturday, September 26. As predicted by the American press, conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett has been appointed by Donald Trump to the Supreme Court to replace the progressive Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on September 19 at the age of 87 by pancreatic cancer. The Republican Party has the necessary majority in the Senate to confirm it. Barring a twist, Amy Coney Barrett should soon become the fifth woman to sit in the highest legal body in the United States.

The emerging Republican majority of 51 votes, narrow but determined, leaves few options to the Democrats. Democratic presidential candidate on November 3, Joe Biden, urged senators not to comment on the vacancy until Americans choose their next president and their next Congress “. The former vice president has public opinion on his side. All the polls published since the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg show that a majority of those questioned believe that the successor to the progressive icon should be appointed by the president-elect on the evening of November 3.

In his statement, faithful to the line adopted by the majority of Democratic officials, Joe Biden focused his criticism of Amy Coney Barrett on his positions on Obamacare, the health reform adopted in 2010, noting that “ she criticized the majority opinion of President John Roberts who upheld the law in 2012 “.

The Supreme Court is due to examine, just after the presidential election, a new complaint filed by Republican states and supported by the administration of Donald Trump. The plaintiffs argue that the removal of a provision of Obamacare in 2017, the obligation imposed on Americans to insure themselves with fewer fines, calls into question the whole structure that has made it possible to reduce the number of people deprived of health coverage.

Donald Trump, however, wants the Senate to confirm Amy Coney Barrett as quickly as possible by his own admission for mainly electoral reasons. While he continues to maintain the confusion over the sincerity of the November 3 ballot, assuring without the slightest evidence that the massive use of postal voting because of the coronavirus will allow fraud, the President of the United States wants to dispose a full Court, where the Conservatives will enjoy a solid majority of six out of nine judges, to decide any disputes after the election. “ We have plenty of time », Assured the president.

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