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Sen. Peters: Election should decide Supreme Court vacancy

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Sen. Peters: Election should decide Supreme Court vacancy

FILE – In this Sept. 6, 2020 file photo, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee ranking member Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich. speaks on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Sen. Peters and Republican challenger John James have staked out differing stances on the fight over President Donald Trump’s pending Supreme Court pick. FILE – In this Monday, June 22, 2020, file photo, Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James speaks at Weir Farms in Hanover Township, Mich. Democratic Sen. Gary Peters and his Republican challenger James have staked out differing stances on the fight over President Donald Trump’s pending Supreme Court pick. LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Gary Peters and Republican challenger John James staked out differing stances on the fight over President Donald Trump’s pending Supreme Court pick.

Peters said over the weekend that given the stakes involved, “voters should have their voices heard” in the fall presidential election, and no nomination to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should be made until the next presidential term begins.

Trump said Monday he expects to announce his pick for the Supreme Court on Friday or Saturday, fewer than 40 days before the election. He allowed that he would accept a vote […]

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