Republicans pushing ahead to fill Ginsburg’s vacated seat

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is vowing to hold a vote on President Trump’s eventual Supreme Court nominee, despite blocking former President Obama’s pick during an election year. Democrats are pushing back, insisting the vote be held after the November election. Nancy Cordes has more.

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Will Republicans Try To Fill Ginsburg's Seat On Supreme Court?
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will move ahead and try to fill Ginsburg's seat on the bench if President Trump puts forth a nominee. CBS2's Maurice DuBois reports

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U.S. Republican Senator from Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader
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