WASHINGTON: Republican efforts to fill Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburgs seat after her death are likely to move swiftly this week, with President Donald Trump possibly nominating a replacement within days and GOP senators hoping to jump-start the confirmation process.
Ginsburgs death in late September of an election year puts the Senate in uncharted political terrain. Trump has urged the Republican-run Senate to consider the nomination without delay” but has not said whether he would push for a confirmation vote before Election Day.
Theres significant risk and uncertainty ahead for both parties. Early voting is underway in some states in the races for the White House and control of Congress.
A look at the confirmation process and what we know and dont know about whats to come:
Trump has said he…