Lisa Murkowski Announces She Will Not Vote To Confirm SCOTUS Nominee Until After Election Day

- THE WESTERN JOURNAL - Sep 19, 2020 -

Johnathan Jones

Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said Friday, just hours before the announcement of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, that she would not vote to confirm a high court nominee until after the election.

Following news of the 87-year-old Ginsburg’s passing, the national conversation immediately pivoted to the potential looming battle to fill the new vacancy on the Supreme Court.

Murkowski, for her part, released a statement mourning Ginsburg on Friday evening.

“Tonight America lost a true leader and pioneer. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second female Supreme Court Justice to sit on the bench. She has been a champion and crusader for equal justice and civil liberties and has made an enduring mark on history,” the Alaska Republican said.


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