BREAKING: McConnell says Senate will hold vote to confirm Ginsburg replacement

Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell signaled clearly that Republicans will move to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of iconic liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

McConnell said in a statement “Americans reelected our majority in 2016 and expanded it in 2018 because we pledged to work with President Trump and support his agenda, particularly his outstanding appointments to the federal judiciary. Once again, we will keep our promise.”

He added definitively “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”

McConnell will need the support of 50 of his 53 Senators in order to fill the seat, which may be a difficult task.

Meanwhile, Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer has already tweeted fierce opposition to filling the seat, tweeting “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”