Trump confirms he will nominate a woman to Supreme Court

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SkyNewsAustralia
SkyNewsAustralia
11 Nov 2020

WATCH FULL RALLY: President Donald Trump has confirmed he will pick a woman to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court during a raucous rally in the key swing state of North Carolina.

“It will be a woman, a very talented, very brilliant woman,"President Trump said.

"We haven’t chosen yet, but we have numerous women on the list.”

Justice Ginsburg died aged 87 due to complications from pancreatic cancer, almost three decades since she was appointed to the Supreme Court by the then-president Bill Clinton in 1993.

She became a liberal icon after providing key votes in landmark rulings securing equal rights for women, expanding gay rights and safeguarding abortion rights, and she received tributes and recognition from across the political spectrum at home and abroad following her death.

That legacy is now in doubt if President Trump nominates her successor, with the makeup of the Supreme Court skewing to a 6-3 conservative majority.

Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett is considered the frontrunner to fill the vacant seat.

She is an avowed social conservative and fervently anti-abortion, putting the future of Roe v Wade in doubt.

During the rally, President Trump also castigated Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris over her role in the contentious role in the nomination of Justice Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Senator Harris made headline for her tough questions to Justice Kavanaugh over his record on abortion and voting rights.

“Nobody was ever ruder,” President Trump said. “Nobody ever suffered like Justice Kavanaugh suffered in the hands and the mouths of those horrible people.”

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