President Trump said Monday that he would announce his Supreme Court pick by the end of the week. He and Senate Republicans are rushing to prepare for confirmation hearings as quickly as possible once Trump announces who he is nominating to fill the seat left vacant with the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) both said they would not support confirming a new justice before the November election. It would take four Republicans breaking ranks to make it impossible to move forward with the new nominee's confirmation. Democratic leaders, including presidential nominee Joe Biden, accused Republicans of hypocrisy for pushing for a confirmation just 44 days before the election after refusing to hold hearings on former President Barack Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland months earlier in an election year.
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