In a pair of tweets, Massachusetts Republican governor Charlie Baker urged Trump to not fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the election.
Baker wrote “The passing of Justice Ginsburg is not only a loss for the court but for the entire nation, and 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.”
“The Supreme Court is too important to rush and must be removed from partisan political infighting,” he added.
Baker also wrote “I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. RBG was a force of nature and a role model for so many women and all Americans. Her friendship with the late Antonin Scalia spoke volumes about her ability to separate the person from the politics.”
And added in a follow-up tweet “Her incredible career and life’s work bettered our nation and serve as an inspiration to us all. Rest in peace, you will be missed.”