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.
NEW: Romney says he is behind McConnell and is ready to support a vote on a nominee in an election year. If a nominee goes to the floor, Romney says in intends to vote based on that person’s qualifications, not the timing. pic.twitter.com/guvLsOut6D
— Lauren Fox (@FoxReports) September 22, 2020