Ducey And McSally Want Quick Vote On Trump's U.S. Supreme Court Nominee

Published: Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 10:29am
Updated: Monday, September 28, 2020 - 7:54am

President Donald Trump formally announced Amy Coney Barrett as his third nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last week at age 87.

The nomination comes just a little more than six weeks ahead of November’s election — and a recent Washington Post poll shows that a majority (57%) of Americans believe that whoever is elected president in November should get to nominate Ginsburg’s replacement. Both Arizona Sen. Martha McSally and Gov. Doug Ducey say Barrett should be confirmed as soon as possible.

McSally, who is locked in a tight race with Democrat Mark Kelly, has made it clear she plans to vote to approve the president’s nominee.

“A 4-4 court is not ideal, and we certainly don’t want to have the American people held in limbo here, generally speaking," McSally said. "For me, again, this is more about, ‘Let’s go through this process.’ The precedent is clear here, and we will move forward here in a deliberate way without delay.”

Ducey said he was thrilled with Barrett’s nomination, citing her stance as a Constitutional Originalist, in line with the late Antonin Scalia. 

“Judge Barrett has shown herself to be the standard-bearer of textualism and someone Americans can trust to interpret the Constitution as it is written,” Ducey said in a statement. "I urge the United States Senate to act on their constitutional role and move forward with her confirmation without delay.”

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