Mitch McConnell vows US Senate will push on with Trump’s pick to replace Ginsburg

Mitch McConnell says vote will go ahead despite refusing Obama’s, as Biden says next president should choose Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement

Follow live updates on the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Mitch McConnell, the US senate majority leader, vowed on Friday to move forward quickly with Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the supreme court, setting the stage for an extraordinary political battle just six weeks before election day.

Shortly after the 87-year-old justice’s death was announced, the Republican released a statement removing any doubt about his intention to act, though the timeline for doing so remained notably vague.

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