"This is a vitally important decision, and the American people are currently voting right now for the next president of the United States", she says.
Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, a Republican who is not up for re-election this cycle, told local media on Friday, prior to Ginsburg's death, that she would not vote for a Supreme Court nominee so close to the election.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at an annual Women's History Month reception hosted by Pelosi in the U.S. capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. This year's event honored the women Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court: Associate Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan.
Part of Graham's justification for pressing ahead is Democrats' changing of the Senate rules to confirm more appeals court judges during President Barack Obamas tenure. However, she eventually found a way into legal practice and focused her attention on challenging laws that discriminated against women. The stakes here are that the Senate is now controlled by Republicans, but that could no longer be the case after the November election.
At that time, Cotton said a vote on a Supreme Court vacancy would "deny the voters to weigh in on the makeup of the Supreme Court", The Hill reported. "The President has placed two well-qualified justices on the court so far and he is about to select a third".
The passing of Ginsburg upended the November election contests, energizing both Trump's conservative base - eager to see the court overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide - and presenting new complications in the battle for control of the U.S. Senate.
Three more defections from the GOP ranks would be needed to stop Trump's nominee from joining the court.
Her death has sparked a battle over how a successor will be appointed, with the perceived political leanings of Supreme Court justices - especially on controversial issues such as abortion rights - making it a matter of significant political debate.
He went after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for stating immediately after Ginsburg's death that Trump's nominee would come to the Senate for a vote. She is facing the toughest reelction campaign in her career.
"What's happening in our country is incredibly risky", said Clinton, a former secretary of state whose husband, Bill Clinton, nominated Ginsburg to the court in 1993.
For male candidates, Amul Thapar, Thomas Hardiman and Raymond Kethledge are names considered among the favorites.
Mr Trump has already named scores of conservatives as federal judges, and Democrats fear a deep and lasting shift in balance at the Supreme Court.
Among the Democrats' few options: delaying tactics in the Senate and efforts to mobilize public pressure on a few moderate Republicans to split with their party.