The battle to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the US Supreme Court was in full swing on Sunday, as Donald Trump’s pledge to nominate a new justice next week sparked anger from Democrats and opposition from two Republican senators.
The US president told supporters on Saturday night he intended to make a nomination within days, adding that it will be a woman.
But his plans were dealt a blow as a second Republican opposed the idea of making an appointment before the election, while Democrats threatened to do all they could to block him.
Lisa Murkowski, the Republican senator for Alaska, said on Sunday: “For weeks, I have stated that I would not support taking up a potential Supreme Court vacancy this close to the election. Sadly, what was then a hypothetical is now our reality, but my position has not changed.”
Ms Murkowski’s comments follow a similar statement by…