Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., are in a hurry to confirm Ginsburg’s successor before Election Day, which is just six weeks away. Trump said he will announce his nominee Saturday.
Biden, meanwhile, has called on Washington to honor Ginsburg’s dying wish, reportedly dictated to her granddaughter, “that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”
“To jam this nomination through the Senate is just an exercise in raw political power. And I don’t believe the people of this nation will stand for it,” Biden said Sunday.
Meanwhile, the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact Americans’ lives, as well as the election race.
More than 200,000 people in the U.S. — more than in any other country — have now died from Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University.
While Biden and Democrats have slammed the Trump administration for failing to effectively respond to the public health crisis, the president maintains his efforts have been a success.
“We’re doing extremely well, relatively speaking,” Trump said in an interview on Tuesday.
“The only thing we’ve done a bad job in is public relations,” he added, because “we haven’t been able to convince people” of “what a great job we’ve done.”