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Rush Limbaugh encourages Senate to skip hearings for Trump's SCOTUS nominee

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh urged Senate Republicans to skip the confirmation hearing process for President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden 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."

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Limbaugh was referring to Supreme Court Justices Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughCOVID-19: Justice Alito overstepped judicial boundaries Defusing the judicial confirmation process The magnificent moderation of Susan Collins MORE and Clarence ThomasClarence ThomasDefusing the judicial confirmation process Will the Supreme Court take ObamaCare off life-support? The overlooked significance Kamala Harris brought to the Biden-Harris ticket 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 GinsburgCardinal Dolan hails Supreme Court decision on churches, COVID-19 Cuomo blames new conservative majority for high court's COVID-19 decision Supreme Court blocks New York coronavirus restrictions on houses of worship MORE, who died Friday.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellBiden's climate plans can cut emissions and also be good politics Acting Defense secretary makes surprise trip to Somalia As Biden administration ramps up, Trump legal effort drags on MORE (R-Ky.) said the Senate would move quickly to consider a Trump nominee.

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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 Obama's pick to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February 2016.

Two GOP senators, Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsTwo more parting shots from Trump aimed squarely at disabled workers Trump transition order follows chorus of GOP criticism The Memo: Trump election loss roils right MORE of Maine and Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiTrump administration denies permit for controversial Pebble Mine Trump transition order follows chorus of GOP criticism The Memo: Trump election loss roils right 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.