US NEWS: Amy Coney Barrett announced by Donald Trump in place of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Supreme Court

The President thanked Amy Coney Barrett for being “an incomparably successful woman, with great intelligence and excellent evidence”.

Donald Trump has appointed Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court.

The appointment, which was widely expected, was confirmed by the US president at the White House.

She said the 48-year-old actress was “an incomparably successful woman, highly intelligent, highly qualified, and consistently loyal to the constitution”.

Mr Trump’s nomination comes after the death of freedom icon Justice Ginsburg due to pancreatic cancer problems.

Before announcing his election, the president paid tribute to “the legitimate tyrant and pioneer of women”, who “encouraged Americans for generations to come”.

He is also known as RBG, 87, who fought for gender equality and social justice before and after his 1993 Supreme Court appointment.

His death wish was reportedly not in place until after the US election in November, but Mr Trump called on Republicans in the Senate to confirm his appointment.

Welcoming Mr Trump’s nomination, Ms Barrett said – once her seat was secured – she would use it to serve all Americans and not just those in her “circle”.

“I will do my best to make sure I deserve your support,” he said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate would vote “in the coming weeks” on Ms Barrett’s assertion, saying the president “could not have made a better decision” on the issue.

His statement shows that he plans to ignore the demands of Democrats, including former president Joe Biden, not to nominate anyone until after the November election.

Mr Biden said: “The Senate should not work on this post until the American people have elected their next president and the next Congress.”

Fellow counterpart Pamela Harris added: “This election will push the court right to the next generation and hurt millions of Americans.”

Who is Amy Coney Barrett?
He was appointed by Mr. Trump to the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago in 2017, before being appointed to the Supreme Court.

He is a modest man and his appointment two years ago emerged amid allegations that Democrats were attacking his Catholic religion.

Proponents of abortion rights are concerned that Ms Barrett, who was born in New Orleans and obtained her law degree in Indiana, could support abortion nationwide.

In the 7th round, he voted for one of Mr. Trump’s strongest immigration policies and upheld the gun rights. He also wrote a resolution that made it easier for university students accused of sexual harassment in institutions to open institutions.

A devout Roman Catholic, she and her lawyer husband have seven children, two of whom were found in Haiti.

The certified seat will make her the fifth woman to serve in the high court, and increase her reserve majority to six to three. All six conservationists are also Roman Catholics, although the religion holds just over 20% of the American population.

He will be the youngest candidate in the Supreme Court since 43-year-old Clarence Thomas, when he took office in 1991.

Like Mr. Trump’s other nominees, Neil Gorsuch in 2017 and Brett Kavanaugh in 2018, Mrs. Barrett’s age means he can serve for decades.

What is happening now?
The Senate Judiciary Committee will examine the nominee and hold a hearing on the guarantees. The FBI is also investigating the background. Once the committee has accepted the nomination, it goes to the Senate for a final vote.

A customary nominee meets with certain officials before the verification of the verdict. Senate Justice Committee chairwoman Lindsey Graham said she would move quickly on Mr Trump’s decision – although he did not delay.

But if the Republicans complete the paperwork as soon as possible and the nominee meets with the managers as soon as possible, three or four days of hearings may begin in early October.

However, Mr McConnell did not confirm that there would be a final vote before the election.

The Supreme Court appeal hearing lasted about 70 days, though Mr Kavanaugh’s case lasted a long time, and some took a short time. Elections are still under 40 days away.

Does the Senate have enough votes to confirm?
Mr McConnell, who has said he will move quickly on Mr Trump’s nomination, appears to have votes at the moment. The Republicans control the Senate 53-47, which means they could lose up to three Republican votes and ensure justice if Deputy President Mike Pence breaks the 50-50 obligation.

At this point, Mr McConnell appears to have lost the support of two Republicans – Maine Senator Susan Collins and Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski. Both said they did not think the Senate should choose nominations before the election.

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