The sooner, the better!
Despite what liberals would have you believe nothing in the Constitution prevents a Supreme Court justice from being confirmed in an election year, and there’s more than enough time to act. There are 43 days until Election Day. The Senate confirmed Justice John Paul Stevens in 19 days, Sandra Day O’Connor in 33, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 42.
Here’s where the most vulnerable Senate Republicans stand on President Trump’s intention to have a vote before the election.
Susan Collins: No
Sen. Collins (R-ME) said that not only should there not be a vote but that the next president, whether it’s Trump or Biden, should select Ginsburg’s replacement.
Polls indicate Collins is trailing in Maine’s U.S. Senate race.
Martha McSally: Yes
Sen. McSally (R-AZ) said there should be a vote as soon as possible. She certainly knows that the Republican Party has a history of successfully rallying the base on this issue. Making her opinion known will help her in her challenging fight for reelection.
Cory Gardner: Not Confirmed
Sen. Gardner (R-CO) has not revealed where he stands on voting on a Supreme Court nominee before the election. His race is considered a toss-up.
Lisa Murkowski: No
Sen. Murkowski (R-AK) won’t vote to approve a Supreme Court justice until after the election. Though she’s not up for reelection, her opposition is noteworthy, as Republicans could only lose two more votes. Murkowski previously voted against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh.
Thom Tillis: Yes
Sen. Tillis (R-NC) faces an uncertain future against a robust Democrat challenger. But he’s eager to confirm Justice Ginsburg’s replacement, which he hopes will motivate North Carolina Republicans and independents to come out and vote for him.
Kelly Loeffler: Yes
Sen, Loeffler (R-GA), another Republican in a competitive race, is committed to fulfilling President Trump’s wishes, tweeting that “the future of our country is at stake.”
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