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Gov. Hogan calls it a 'mistake' to make Supreme Court nominee decision before Election Day

Governor Hogan
Posted at 4:21 PM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 16:23:36-04

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan said it would be a "mistake" for the U.S. Senate to push through a Supreme Court nominee before Election Day.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died last week at the age of 87.

President Donald Trump has said he plans to nominate Ginsburg's replacement this week, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made it clear that he plans to hold a vote on the nomination, even though Election Day is less than two months away.

"We should not be playing partisan games with the Supreme Court. It would be a mistake for the Senate to ram through a nominee on a partisan line vote, just as it would be a tragic mistake to question the integrity of the court or even pack the court," said Hogan.