Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh urged Senate Republicans to skip the confirmation hearing process for President TrumpDonald TrumpJudge rules Alaska governor unlawfully fired lawyer who criticized Trump Giuliani led fake electors plot: CNN Giuliani associate sentenced to a year in prison in campaign finance case MORE's soon-to-be announced Supreme Court nominee and head straight to a floor vote.
"I want the Judiciary Committee — that could be great if it were skipped," Limbaugh said Monday on his daily radio program. "We don't need to open that up for whatever length of time, so that whoever this nominee is can be Kavanaugh'd, or Borked, or Thomas'd. Because that's what it's going to be, especially when it's not even required."
Rush Limbaugh calls for Trump's Supreme Court nomination to skip the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings and go straight to a floor vote pic.twitter.com/4jc33X3D0W— Media Matters (@mmfa) September 21, 2020
Limbaugh was referring to Supreme Court Justices Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughSupreme Court sides with murder defendant in major evidentiary ruling Ossoff and Collins clash over her past support for voting rights legislation Supreme Court rejects Trump's bid to shield records from Jan. 6 committee MORE and Clarence ThomasClarence ThomasSupreme Court sides with murder defendant in major evidentiary ruling Supreme Court rejects Trump's bid to shield records from Jan. 6 committee Steve Bannon's Supreme Court? MORE, who were confirmed in controversial hearings, and fellow conservative Robert Bork, who was not confirmed to the court.
President Trump is poised to nominate a new justice to replace liberal Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgSecond gentleman Emhoff acts as public link to White House Former colleagues honor Reid in ceremony at Capitol Congressional Progressive Caucus backs measure to expand Supreme Court MORE, who died Friday.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThese Senate seats are up for election in 2022 WATCH: The Hill recaps the top stories of the week Effort to overhaul archaic election law wins new momentum MORE (R-Ky.) said the Senate would move quickly to consider a Trump nominee.
Democrats argue the decision on a Ginsburg replacement should wait until after the election, noting that Republicans made that argument when they refused to vote on President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaNo Hillary — the 'Third Way' is the wrong way Biden should pivot to a pro-growth strategy on immigration reform One year on, a critical role needs to be filled by the administration MORE's pick to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February 2016.
Two GOP senators, Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden clarifies his remarks on Russia Effort to overhaul archaic election law wins new momentum Bipartisan lawmakers announce climate adaptation bill MORE of Maine and Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiThese Senate seats are up for election in 2022 Overnight Energy & Environment — Starting from 'scratch' on climate, spending bill Bipartisan lawmakers announce climate adaptation bill MORE of Alaska, have said the vote should not take place until after the election. Four GOP senators would need to oppose an earlier vote or McConnell would have the support to go forward.