Gov. Baker Urges Trump To Wait For Election Before Supreme Court Nomination

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is urging President Trump to let Americans finish voting in the general election before nominating or confirming a replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg.

Hours after Justice Ginsburg's passing was announced by the U.S. Supreme Court Friday night, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said President Trump's nominee to replace her "would get a vote" on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

In a tweet sent to the GOP Saturday morning, President Trump said the vacant Supreme Court seat must be filled "without delay."

Within an hour of President Trump's comment, Gov. Baker urged the President to allow Americans to finish casting votes in the general election before trying to fill the Supreme Court vacancy.

"The passing of Justice Ginsburg is not only a loss for the court but for the entire nation," Baker said, "and I urge President Trump and the U.S. Senate to allow the American people to cast their ballots for President before a new justice is nominated or confirmed. The Supreme Court is too important to rush and must be removed from partisan political infighting."

Voters started casting ballots in the general election in four states on Friday morning; Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Virginia. Justice Ginsburg passed away Friday night.

While mail-in and absentee voting are well underway in the Commonwealth, in-person early voting starts in Massachusetts Saturday, October 17th through Friday, October 30th. Voters can also cast their ballots in-person on Election Day, Tuesday November 3rd.

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