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Harris honors Ginsburg, visits Supreme Court

Harris honors Ginsburg, visits Supreme Court
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisUndecided voters in Arizona wary of Trump, crave stability Foreign policy is on the ballot in 2020; so is American credibility Perez on Biden's poll leads: Democrats 'take nothing for granted' MORE (D-Calif.), the Democratic Party’s vice presidential nominee, visited the Supreme Court Saturday following the death of Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgFauci says he was 'absolutely not' surprised Trump got coronavirus after Rose Garden event Push to expand Supreme Court faces Democratic buzzsaw Biden owes us an answer on court-packing MORE

“Justice Ginsburg was a titan—a relentless defender of justice and a legal mind for the ages,” she tweeted with a picture of her and her husband, Doug Emhoff, standing in front of the court. “The stakes of this election couldn’t be higher. Millions of Americans are counting on us to win and protect the Supreme Court—for their health, for their families, and for their rights.” 

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The visit came after Ginsburg died Friday due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer at the age of 87. Just the second woman to be nominated to the high court, she served on the Supreme Court for over 27 years.

Ginsburg’s death is sparking a fierce partisan battle over her replacement, with Democrats saying a potential nominee should not be confirmed before the 2021 inauguration after the GOP blocked then-President Obama’s nominee to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat in 2016, the last presidential election year.

“Let me be clear, that the voters should pick the president and the president should pick the justice for the Senate to consider,” Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden: Trump 'continues to lie to us' about coronavirus Rally crowd chants 'lock him up' as Trump calls Biden family 'a criminal enterprise' Undecided voters in Arizona wary of Trump, crave stability MORE said Friday. 

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Both President TrumpDonald John TrumpPolice say man dangling off Trump Tower Chicago demanding to speak with Trump Fauci says he was 'absolutely not' surprised Trump got coronavirus after Rose Garden event Biden: Trump 'continues to lie to us' about coronavirus MORE and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellPush to expand Supreme Court faces Democratic buzzsaw Schumer labels McConnell's scheduled coronavirus stimulus vote as 'a stunt' Pelosi gives White House 48-hour deadline for coronavirus stimulus deal MORE (R-Ky.) have committed to pushing forward a nominee “without delay.”

Beyond her role as the Democratic Party’s vice presidential nominee, Harris also sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, meaning she’ll play a high-profile role in the confirmation process of Trump’s nominee.