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Republicans would be ‘irresponsible’ if they didn’t push ahead with replacing Ginsburg: Rick Scott

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FL. Gov, Rick Scott (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

Just hours after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away from complications stemming from pancreatic cancer, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) tweeted that it would be “irresponsible” for the Senate not to allow President Donald Trump to fill the seat in the remaining two months before the election.

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In a final declaration, Ginsburg had stated that her last wish was not to be replaced until after the presidential election.

Scott, who was elected in 2018, was not in the Senate during the 2016 fight over President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, who was held up by Senate Republicans demanding the election decide who would have the right to replace Justice Antonin Scalia.

Several Republican senators, including Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) have suggested prior to Ginsburg’s passing that they would delay filling a vacancy that opened up in 2020, in keeping with the 2016 precedent. However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has emphatically stated he intends to fill the seat immediately, and no Republicans have since publicly confirmed they are against moving forward.


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BUSTED: Border Patrol caught illegally profiling Spanish speakers in Montana because ‘nobody really has much to do’

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The Department of Homeland Security will be paying monetary damages after a shocking case of systemic racism in Montana.

Ana Suda and Martha “Mimi” Hernandez were detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection for speaking Spanish at a Town Pump gas station in Havre, Montana.

The two U.S. citizens caught the interaction on tape and it was such a scandal it became national news.

On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union announced that a settlement had been reached.

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Mnuchin is trying to block the Biden White House from giving Americans unspent COVID-19 funds

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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is part of the team of President Donald Trump's administration working to make life difficult for the incoming administration.

Bloomberg News reported Tuesday that there is about $455 billion in unspent funds from the CARES Act, which Congress passed to help Americans get through the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Mnuchin plans to place the money into the agency’s General Fund, a Treasury Department spokesperson said Tuesday. That fund can only be tapped with 'authority based on congressionally issued legislation," the report said, citing, the Treasury’s website.

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Ivanka and other advisors told Trump to ‘suck it up’ and allow the transition to proceed: report

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According to a new report from NBC News, President Trump's recent acceptance of a formal transition of power to the incoming Biden administration came after a meeting with his top advisers in the midst of growing pressure from Republicans and business leaders.

"The advisers argued that the combination of snowballing calls from Republicans in Congress to begin the transition, disastrous public appearances by attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell and mounting legal setbacks were creating a public relations problem — and that Trump needed to shift course to protect his brand,' as one ally put it," NBC News' Carol E. Lee, Peter Alexander and Hallie Jackson report.

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