Charlie Baker responds to Trump pushing for Senate vote on Supreme Court pick

“The Supreme Court is too important to rush and must be removed from partisan political infighting.”

 Gov. Charlie Baker
Gov. Charlie Baker –Nancy Lane/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald, file

As President Donald Trump pushes the U.S. Senate to vote “without delay” on his nomination to the Supreme Court to fill the seat left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg upon her death, Gov. Charlie Baker disagrees.

“The passing of Justice Ginsburg is not only a loss for the court but for the entire nation, 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 Republican said on Twitter. “The Supreme Court is too important to rush and must be removed from partisan political infighting.”

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In a tweet Saturday morning, Trump said it’s the “obligation” of the Republican party to decide on the next Supreme Court Justice.

Republican Vermont Gov. Phil Scott also disagrees with Trump.

“While it is important to take the time to mourn her passing, we must also follow precedent, as well as her dying wishes, and delay the appointment process until after Inauguration Day,” he said on Twitter as part of a tribute to the late justice.

Ginsburg, 87, died Friday at her home after recently undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer.

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