Vulnerable Democrat Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) announced that he plans on voting against whoever President Trump nominates for the Supreme Court.
Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) said on Friday that he will not support confirming a Supreme Court nominee before the November election.
“I regret that I will not support the confirmation of any Supreme Court justice nominee, regardless of who it might be … before the outcome of the Nov. 3 election has been determined,” Jones said in a Facebook Live event.
Jones appeared to leave the door open to supporting a nominee during the lame-duck session, if a winner has been settled, adding that if President Trump wins reelection he would “evaluate any pending or future nominee on their merits and vote for or against the nomination based on that nominee’s qualifications.”
“I will certainly give that nominee a careful consideration and full and fair hearing after the election if Donald Trump is reelected,” said Jones, who is not a member of the Judiciary Committee, which is charged with approving judicial picks before they receive a vote from the full Senate.
Jones is the most vulnerable Democratic senator on the ballot in November, after Democrats flipped the Senate seat during a 2017 special election when he defeated GOP nominee Roy Moore, the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court who faced past allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls when he was in his 30s.
This should end this race. There is no reason that Doug Jones should be elected in a deep red state. Especially if he is going to play politics like this.
CNN is reporting that President Trump plans on picking Amy Coney Barrett to replace Former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg.
CNN is now reporting Amy Coney Barrett will be Trump’s pick for SCOTUS. https://t.co/ENX1mDQM5M
— Kelb Hull (@CalebJHull) September 25, 2020
President Donald Trump intends to choose Amy Coney Barrett to be the new Supreme Court justice, according to multiple senior Republican sources with knowledge of the process.
In conversations with some senior Republican allies on the Hill, the White House is indicating that Barrett is the intended nominee, multiple sources said.
All sources cautioned that until it is announced by the President, there is always the possibility that Trump makes a last-minute change but the expectation is Barrett is the choice. He is scheduled to make the announcement on Saturday afternoon.
Barrett has been the leading choice throughout the week, since Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. She is the only potential nominee known to have met with the President in person, according to two of the sources. One source said Trump was familiar with Barrett already and he met with her since she was a top contender the last time there was a Supreme Court vacancy, when the President chose Justice Brett Kavanaugh instead.
It really doesn’t matter to the left who President Trump picks. They are going to be against any person that Trump’s nominate. Prepare for a disinformation campaign against a Supreme Court nominee like we have never seen. Yes, they were terrible when they attacked Kavanaugh but they will only get worse for this nomination. Pray!
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