Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper, Senator Amy Klobuchar urged GOP Senators to go against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plan to fill the SCOTUS vacancy left by Justice Ginsburg before the election.
Already, Senators Elizabeth Murkowski and Susan Collins have said publicly they will not vote on a Justice to replace Ginsburg before the election.
Klobuchar said “I put it on my Republican colleagues because they know what is at stake. People are literally voting in my state right now…whatever Mitch McConnell does right now, my Republican colleagues understand that the voters are voting.”
“And a number of them have already said that the next president, whoever wins, should be able to pick the justice,” she continued.
The Minnesota Senator added “The people pick the president, the president picks the justice. That was the McConnell rule, and that is the precedent they set.”
Klobuchar later warns GOP Senators “are beholden to their own integrity, own moral compasses, and are going to have to make their own decisions.”