President Trump, Biden debate Supreme Court vacancy, health care

Presidential Debates

CLEVELAND (NewsNation Now) — The Supreme Court took center stage as a 2020 debate topic, following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to take the seat. Confirmation hearings are set to begin next month. Barrett was on Capitol Hill earlier on Tuesday to meet with lawmakers about the open position.

Democrats, including nominee Joe Biden, are fiercely opposing Barrett, who would replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion of gender equality and other liberal causes. She died on Sept. 18 at age 87.

Ginsburg was buried Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery in a private ceremony on Tuesday.

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The two candidates went head-to-head in Tuesday’s debate in Cleveland moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace.

Topics included the candidate’s records, the coronavirus pandemic, the economy, race and violence, Supreme Court vacancy, climate change and election integrity.

The presidential election is a little more than a month away, but many states have already begun voting.

NewsNation provided unedited sections of the debate all night, so you can see what both sides said.

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