Republicans Fine With Supreme Court Vote Despite Election - 2020-09-22

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F0.png Republicans Fine With Supreme Court Vote Despite Election September 22, 2020, Paul McLeod, BuzzFeed News

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans say they will proceed with a vote on President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court even if it takes place after Trump loses the presidential election.

Several Republicans said Monday that a confirmation, under those circumstances, would still be legitimate because Trump would remain president until January even if Joe Biden wins.

"He's still president of the United States until Jan. 20. What's illegitimate?" said Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama. "You've got the power now. Why don't you exercise it? That's what we plan to do."

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