Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is calling on President Trump to pump the brakes on nominating a successor to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at age 87.

“I urge President Trump and the U.S. Senate to allow the American people to cast their ballots for President before a new justice is nominated or confirmed,” Baker wrote in a tweet Saturday.

“The Supreme Court is too important to rush and must be removed from partisan political infighting,” he continued.


Trump signaled Saturday he would move “without delay” to fill the vacancy in the nation’s highest court and has already begun fundraising for his re-election campaign off a pledge to appoint a conservative justice. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., vowed Friday night to bring Trump’s eventual nominee up for a vote.

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