Supreme Court frontrunners as Justice Ginsburg lies in repose

President Donald Trump used the vacancy to rally his base in Pittsburgh, while a possible swing vote, Sen. Mitt Romney, announced his support to fill the seat.
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Transcript for Supreme Court frontrunners as Justice Ginsburg lies in repose
Now we have the latest on the Supreme Court showdown. This morning the casket justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg set to arrive. There at the Supreme Court where she will live propose president from saying he will name his nominee to fill Ginsburg seat by the end of the week. Our senior White House correspondents affiliate bacon has the very latest on all of that works towards the Syrian. Hi Robin good morning to you know this is moving at lightning speed right now you sent the president plans to. Name this pick as soon as Saturday and it appears he already has the votes lined up in his party to move this forward. Overnight in Pittsburgh. President trump using the Supreme Court vacancy left by justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death to rally his face I would soon be announcing. That nominee yet and a lot of you have to be so happy if you don't have a don't vote for me the president feeling confident as Republicans now appear all but certain to vote on his nominee before the election. Hoping to lock in a conservative majority on the nation's highest court. They will set policy for fifty years they'll set policy. Whether it's life whether it's Second Amendment. Two great Supreme Court judges or justices and. Now we're gonna get a third on Capitol Hill the last potential Republican swing vote Mitt Romney announcing he supports moving ahead to fill the seat. I recognize that we. We may have a court which has more of a conservative bent than its had over the last few decades. But my liberal friends have over many decades gotten very used to the idea of having gay liberal court and that's not written in the stars. No Supreme Court nominee in history has been considered so close to a presidential election. And that has Democrats now hurling charges of hypocrisy. After Republicans refused to even consider president Obama's nominees Merrick Garland eight month before the election in 2016. The Republican majority Willis stolen two Supreme Court seats. For years apart. Using completely contradictory rationales. Majority leader Mitch McConnell who said this for years ago the American people are perfectly capable. Of having there are so. Berisha. On this issue. So let's give them avoid it now insists this time is different because the same party controls both the senate and the White House. A canola repeat that we have an obligation under the constitution should we choose to take advantage of it. To fill the vacancy I assure you that you're likely. At the top of president trumps list federal appeals court judge Amy coney Barrett. A devout Catholic who has strong support among religious conservatives and anti abortion activists. Also under consideration. US circuit judge Barbara would go up. A Cuban American whom Republicans hope could help the president win Latino voters in that battleground of Florida. And president terms as he does plan to pick a woman of course this issue is becoming a focal point in the election we are talking just 41 days away now in the first debates. Happen on Tuesday in Cleveland Robin the list of topics was just release of course the Supreme Court. Is going to be a big one as well as Kobe the individual records of president trump. And Joseph Biden the economy this racial reckoning that is happening in our country also rob an election integrity. All important topics as you know Sicilian these debate debates they're they're vital in this presidential election because our new polling showing that. The race still so close in key battleground states is that the case. Yet exactly we've got some new polian let me show it to you right now we are talking about Arizona and Florida states that trump. One back in 20:16 am right now it looks like the president has a slight edge among likely voters. In both of those states in Florida Biden he's got tepid support among Latinos right now Robin and the president. He's really get waiting on the economy overall voters overwhelmingly favor him to handle it over Joseph Biden right now.

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