Collins Calls For Slow Process To Vet SCOTUS Nominee

Maine Public Radio reports:

Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins says there is no need to rush the vetting process for a potential successor to retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer as the Senate gears up for another likely confirmation fight.

During the process to fill the last two Supreme Court vacancies, Collins was often in the national spotlight as then-President Trump stacked the high court with conservative justices. Collins cast a pivotal vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh despite an intense pressure campaign from the nominee’s critics.

“I felt that the timetable for the last nominee was too compressed,” Collins told reporters. “This time there is no need for any rush. We can take our time, have hearings, go through the process, which is a very important one. It is a lifetime appointment, after all.”

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