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Mitch McConnell pledges Senate will vote on Ginsburg's supreme court replacement – live

6.04am BST

Hillary Clinton has been on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show to discuss the impact of Ginsburg’s death, saying that her death was “a real threat to the steady march toward progress”.

I’m devastated by this. Just losing her is such a massive hole in my young adulthood, my becoming a lawyer, both practicing and teaching law, looking up to her and following her career. But much more than that, it is such a devastating loss for justice and equality. What Ruth Bader Ginsburg did was to make it abundantly clear that the Constitution had to explicitly, wherever possible, be interpreted as providing for the equal rights of men and women.

Hillary Clinton says Senate Democrats “will have to use every single possible maneuver” to prevent Sen. McConnell from enacting “the greatest travesty” and “monumental hypocrisy” in attempting to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s U.S. Supreme Court seat.

I often wondered during that time when Mitch McConnell was truly wreaking havoc on our Senate and our norms, our values, and I would argue on the underlying original intent of the constitution and the founders, that presidents have a right to appoint judges to fill vacancies, and Mitch McConnell denied Barack Obama that right. And that set in motion a series of events that I think did great damage to the Senate that can only be remedied by removing Mitch McConnell as the leader of the Senate. That has to happen in this election by getting a Democratic Senate majority.”

5.40am BST

Donald Trump ignored shouted questions about Ginsburg’s replacement as he returned to the White House from Minnesota just before midnight on Friday.

White House pool reporters said the US president looked at the media twice, “gave a couple of those waist-level waves but ignored questions about whether or when he would nominate a replacement for the late Justice Ginsburg”.

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