Ernst Will Back Lame Duck Vote On SCOTUS Nominee

The Des Moines Register reports:

Sen. Joni Ernst said Friday that the Senate should hold hearings on any Supreme Court nomination President Donald Trump might make this year, even if he loses November’s election.

“If it is a lame-duck session, I would support going ahead with any hearings that we might have,” Ernst, a Republican, said during a taping of the Iowa Press show on Iowa PBS. “And if it comes to an appointment prior to the end of the year, I would be supportive of that.”

The comments came after Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg disclosed that she is once again battling cancer, and she was hospitalized this week with a possible infection. “I wish nothing but the best of health for Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” Ernst said. “I think we all do. And I’ll be praying for her.”