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Sunday shows – Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death dominates

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The Sunday political shows were dominated by the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday and the battle to replace her just weeks before an election.

Multiple guests focused on the precedent set by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in refusing to vote on then-President Obama’s nominee ahead of the election in 2016.

Read The Hill’s complete coverage below.

Chris Wallace presses Cotton on ‘any hypocrisy’ between comments on Supreme Court vacancy in 2016 and today
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Fox News’s Chris Wallace pressed Sen. Tom Cotton on Sunday on whether there is “any hypocrisy” between the Arkansas Republican’s 2016 comments to avoid a Supreme Court justice confirmation ahead of an election and his current call to “move forward without delay.”
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Democratic senator calls on Republicans to ‘live with the precedent they set’ on Supreme Court confirmations
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) called on Senate Republicans on Sunday to “live with the precedent they set” and not rush a confirmation to the Supreme Court after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.
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Cruz says Senate Republicans likely have votes to confirm Trump Supreme Court nominee
By REMA RAHMAN
 
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said on Sunday that Senate Republicans have the votes to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, noting it was “particularly important” that the chamber do so before Election Day.
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Pelosi: House will use ‘every arrow in our quiver’ to stop Trump Supreme Court nominee
By REMA RAHMAN
 
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Sunday the House had its “options” when asked about the possibility of impeaching President Trump and Attorney General William Barr should the White House and Senate Republicans jam a Supreme Court nominee through the process during a lame duck session after Election Day.
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Klobuchar: GOP can’t use ‘raw political power right in middle of an election’
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said Sunday the Republican Party set a precedent in 2016 in blocking President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee ahead of and upcoming election and urged her Republican colleagues to block a vote on any appointee nominated by President Trump to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 
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Bill Clinton on GOP push to fill Ginsburg vacancy: Trump, McConnell ‘first value is power’
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Former President Bill Clinton slammed Republicans on Sunday over their push to fill the Supreme Court vacancy caused by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just weeks ahead of Election Day.
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Republican senator says plans to confirm justice before election ‘completely consistent with the precedent’
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said Sunday that Senate Republicans’ plans to move toward confirming a new Supreme Court justice weeks before the 2020 election are “completely consistent with precedent.”
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Pence aide dismisses concerns rushed vote on Trump nominee will hurt vulnerable senators
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Marc Short, Vice President Pence’s chief of staff, on Sunday dismissed concerns that a rushed vote on President Trump’s nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death will hurt vulnerable GOP senators in light of the Republicans’ position four years ago to block then-President Obama’s nominee. 
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Hillary Clinton calls Senate judicial confirmation process ‘absolutely broken’
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in an interview on Sunday called the Senate judicial confirmation process “absolutely broken,” as Republicans move to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court. 
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Blunt says vote on Trump court nominee different than 2016 because White House, Senate in ‘political agreement’
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) on Sunday defended his decision to push for a vote on President Trump’s nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg less than two months ahead of Election Day, despite his conflicting position four years ago. 
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