The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — followed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s statement that “Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate” — created a stark choice for the 53 GOP senators that boils down to this: Just how loyal are you to President Donald Trump?

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