Republican Senator Mitt Romney announced he supports holding a vote for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
BREAKING: Romney to vote yes on SCOTUS nominee, giving Trump all the votes he needs to fill RBG’s seat https://t.co/y7xfl0zcOA
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) September 22, 2020
Sen. Mitt Romney said he would support a floor vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court, essentially clinching consideration of Trump’s nominee this year despite the impending election.
Just two Republican senators have asked for the party to put the brakes on the confirmation. And with a 53-seat majority, Senate Majority Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) now has the votes he needs to move forward with a nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“I intend to follow the Constitution and precedent in considering the president’s nominee. If the nominee reaches the Senate floor, I intend to vote based upon their qualifications,” the Utah Republican said in a statement.
Romney apparently didn’t find Stephens’ letter persuasive. He just told reporters “it doesn’t make sense to me” to deny Trump a SCOTUS pick over perception treatment of Merrick Garland was “unfair.” pic.twitter.com/coSixIyikF
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 22, 2020
This all but ends the debate over whether or not Republicans can hold this vote. With Mitt Romney a yes it is nearly impossible for the Senate GOP not to have the votes.
However, that doesn’t mean that Romney won’t disappoint us again. I could see Mitt Romney supporting holding the vote and then virtue signaling all throughout the process only to vote no on Trump’s nominee at the end.
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