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A similar report, also citing sources close to the president, from CNN likewise suggested that Trump was "eager" to nominate a replacement.The White House declined Business Insider's request for comment on the reports, but Trump said in a tweet on Saturday he had the "obligation" to fill the seat "without delay.""We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us, the most important of which has long been considered to be the selection of United States Supreme Court Justices," he wrote in addition to tagging the Republican National Committee Twitter account. Earlier this month, Trump released a list of 20 potential Supreme Court nominees, which included Barrett.The list also included Texas Sen. Ted Cruz who on Saturday said in a tweet, "we risk a constitutional crisis if we do not have a 9-Justice Supreme Court, particularly when there is such a risk of a contested election." When Justice Antonin Scalia died in February 2016, the Republican-controlled Senate refused to vote to confirm President Barack Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell argued "the American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice.""Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president," McConnell said at the time.But McConnell said Friday that the Senate would vote on a person nominated by the president to replace Ginsburg, although he did not say whether that vote would take place before the November 3 election.A simple majority is needed to confirm a Supreme Court Justice to the bench, and Republicans hold a majority with 53 seats.

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