In the Trump era, Democrats, leftist activists and their media mouthpieces have repeatedly vowed to irrevocably alter the very basis, structure and essence of our American experiment in self-governance.
Hawley's insistence on making a nominee go on the record could complicate the Senate's path to confirming whichever nominee President Trump puts forward.
Democrats argue that voters should have their say first on election day and the victor of the White House battle should fill the post.
Mr Trump followed up his remarks - unprecedented in modern times for a U.S. president - by resuming his near-daily complaint about the fairness of the election.
Axelrod faced similar tactical choices in the final weeks of that election, when a global economic meltdown briefly forced Obama off the campaign trail and back to the Senate, to vote on - and at moments, help Democrats negotiate - emergency legislation aimed at propping up the failing economy. But his increased questioning before any result is setting off alarms ahead of an Election Day like no other.
Conservative Antonin Scalia had died 10 months before that year's election, and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell then said the Senate should not act on a nominee during an election year.
"You are in the United States of America".
On Monday, without evidence, Trump baselessly asserted it had been made up by Democrats.
Before Mr Trump's election as president in 2016, Ginsburg criticised him publicly, calling him "a faker" in one interview.
"So doing it before the election would be a very good thing because you're going to probably see it, because what they're doing is trying to sow confusion and everything else".
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Thousands have been paying their respects as she lay in repose outside the Supreme Court building this week.
"Fundamental to democracy is the peaceful transition of power; without that, there is Belarus", he tweeted. America's leaders swear an oath to the Constitution.
Since Joe Biden ran away with the Democratic presidential nomination in March, leading progressives have accepted him - sometimes grudgingly - as their party's leader. "I know he has it figured out". "But it doesn't surprise me". It is one of the quickest confirmation efforts in recent times.
Two House Democrats, Reps. "Any suggestion that a president might not respect this Constitutional guarantee is both unthinkable and unacceptable".
But Defense Secretary Mark Esper declined to respond to the lawmakers' questions. We are always getting left behind, and historic selection aside, we are more than worthy of the opportunity that seems to keep being denied us. During the 2020 primary, he pointedly declined to join rivals such as Massachusetts Sen.
Second, the Supreme Court was, until now, one of our federal government's most trusted institutions because of its recognized lack of politics. Elizabeth Warren or California Sen.
But the press secretary added that Trump wants to "get rid of mass, mail-out voting".
For this election, 35 states, approximately 2/3 of the country, allow voters the option to vote absentee either because of coronavirus or without an excuse.
Of the nine states with universal ballots this year, only Nevada is a battleground, and likely pivotal only in a total national presidential deadlock.
Trump also declined to commit to honoring the election results four years ago when asked by reporters how he would handle a loss.
"I was like, wow, I didn't see that coming", said Severino. "It's better", he said about the timing.
Madhani reported from Chicago.
The writer is a freelance contributor based in Washington DC.
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