Trump campaigns in battleground Ohio
On Monday, President Donald Trump held a rally in Ohio where early voting has already begun and the president encouraged supporters to head to the polls. Trump won Ohio in 2016 and currently has a slight lead over Democratic Nominee Joe Biden in most polls.
Despite the polls showing a close race in the battleground state, the president told supporters not to read too much into it.
“I just saw that we’re tied in Ohio. I don’t think so,” he said. “They say President Trump may have a slim lead in Ohio. They’re not even campaigning in Ohio, come to think of it. Nah, they’re fake polls. They’re almost as fake as the writers themselves. Remember last time, they said ‘oh he’s going to lose Ohio.’”
Trump paid respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before saying that he plans to nominate a female judge to replace her on the Supreme Court. He said that he is likely to make a nomination on Friday or Saturday after the funeral services for Ginsburg have concluded.
“I have five that we’re vetting right now,” he said. “We will fill that seat, and will go quickly, probably announce the person, I don’t want to make the men here angry, it will be a woman, is that okay? I don’t want to have a problem with men. They’ll say ‘Trump is doing very poorly with men, you know?'”
The president told the crowd that Biden would likely nominate judges who would work hard to disfigure the Constitution so that they could impose their socialist agenda on Americans. He also said a Democratic court nominee would most certainly support abolishing the Second Amendment and removing “under God” from the pledge of allegiance.
Both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Judiciary Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham have promised to give the president’s nominee a vote on the Senate floor. Graham has been very outspoken against Democrats claiming the process should wait until after the election.
“Being lectured by Democrats about how to handle judicial nominations is like an arsonist advising the Fire Department,” Graham tweeted. “Democrats chose to set in motion rules changes to stack the court at the Circuit level and they chose to try to destroy Brett Kavanaugh’s life to keep the Supreme Court seat open. You reap what you sow.”
The Senate is currently at 53 Republicans and 47 Democrats and a nominee must receive a simple majority. Republicans can afford to lose 4 votes and already Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Sen. Susan Collins of Maine have pledged to not support an appointment prior to the election.
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