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Biden says Ginsburg successor should be picked by candidate who wins on Nov. 3

Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden leads Trump by 8 points nationally: poll Ivanka Trump raises million in a week for father's campaign On The Money: McConnell says Congress will take up stimulus package at start of 2021 | Lawmakers see better prospects for COVID deal after election MORE said Friday night that the winner of the Nov. 3 election should get to pick who succeeds the late Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgThe truth, the whole truth about protecting preexisting conditions McConnell plans to fill two key circuit court seats even if Trump loses GOP faces fundraising reckoning as Democrats rake in cash MORE on the Supreme Court.

“Let me be clear, that the voters should pick the president and the president should pick the justice for the Senate to consider,” Biden said.

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“This was the position the Republican Senate took in 2016 when there were almost 10 months to go before the election,” Biden said. “That’s the position the U.S. Senate must take today. The election is only 46 days off. I think the fastest Justice ever confirmed was 47 days and the average is closer to 70 days … that is my hope and expectation of what should happen.”

Ginsburg died Friday night just weeks before the 2020 election.

Republicans expect President TrumpDonald John TrumpStephen Miller: Trump to further crackdown on illegal immigration if he wins US records 97,000 new COVID-19 cases, shattering daily record Biden leads Trump by 8 points nationally: poll MORE to nominate a replacement in the coming days. McConnell has said the nominee will get a vote on the floor of the Senate.