After disappearance of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and after tweet con cui Donald Trump had officially started the battle for the nomination of the Supreme Court, destined to further split America on the eve of the presidential election, the tycoon from a stage in North Carolina, had given the final push: “I will present a candidate next week. It will be a woman,” said from Fayetteville, “with great talent and very bright.”
The names considered for the Supreme Court had quickly included three women who are federal appeals court justices: Conservative-favorite Amy Coney Barrett, Barbara Lagoa, Hispanic and hail from Florida, and Allison Jones Rushing, formerly on the judge’s team. Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch, one of two already nominated for the role at the high court by Trump.
For Democratic rival Joe Biden, the replacement decision had to wait until after the vote. And the same thing he asked for Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a last wish: “My last and fervent will is not to be replaced until there is a new president in the White House.” But also two Republican senators had expressed their opposition to the replacement before the vote on November 3: a Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) was also joined.