Denver’s CBS News affiliate reports:
Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner released a statement about his position on the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy left by the late-Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Gardner had avoided answering questions from journalists until Monday evening.
“When a President exercises constitutional authority to nominate a judge for the Supreme Court vacancy, the Senate must decide how to best fulfill its constitutional duty of advice and consent.
“I have and will continue to support judicial nominees who will protect our Constitution, not legislate from the bench, and uphold the law. Should a qualified nominee who meets this criteria be put forward, I will vote to confirm.”
MCCONNELL SEEMS TO HAVE THE VOTES.
Barring a surprise, Sen. Cory Gardner’s statement means @SenateMajLeader McConnell has enough support to vote on a SCOTUS nominee whenever he wants, including before the elex.
Could need a tie-break, if Romney is a no, but Pence would do it. https://t.co/kyO8Eb0zeu
— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) September 21, 2020