Kansas Sen. Roberts backs filling Ginsburg vacancy this year
September 20, 2020
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas declared Monday that he supports replacing the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on U.S. Supreme Court this year.
Roberts tweeted that the Senate has an obligation under the U.S. Constitution to fill high court vacancies. Fellow Kansas Republican Sen. Jerry Moran already has said he supports Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plan to move ahead with consideration of a nominee from President Donald Trump.
Trump said Monday that he plans to nominate a replacement for the late liberal justice by the end of the week. Trump also ha...