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What Senate Republicans Have Said About Filling a Supreme Court Vacancy in Election Year

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg has thrust Senate Republicans into the spotlight as they face pressure to fill the vacancy left by the liberal justice. Republicans control the Senate with 53 members compared to 47 for the Democrats, meaning they effectively have the numbers needed to confirm a nominee as only a majority is required after the Senate eliminated the 60-vote threshold in 2017. Democrats would need to convince four Republicans to join them in blocking a President Donald Trump pick—given Vice President Mike Pence can break a 50–50 tie—which would likely spark a fierce battle over the future of the nation's top court. Several Senate RepublicanRead More From Source

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