Two, lone GOP Senators say they will NOT support President Trump's nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). The late justice, who served on the nation's High Court since 1993, died of complications from pancreatic cancer on Friday. Mr. Trump is expected to announce his pick on Saturday.
The President has promised to replace Justice Ginsburg with another woman. Yet, ironically, the only two Senate Republicans who oppose nominating and confirming a new justice before Election Day are women! Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska say they're against seating a full nine-member Supreme Court so close to the presidential election.
Every other GOP member of the United States Senate has agreed to offer "advice and consent" on a nominee -- but NOT Collins and Murkowski. Why? Because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) refused to move forward on former President Barack Obama's nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, less than eight months before the 2016 elections.
On Sunday, Murkowski released a statement saying, "For weeks, I have stated that I would not support taking up a potential Supreme Court vacancy this close to the election. ... We are now even closer to the 2020 election — less than two months out — and I believe the same standard must apply."
Collins, who's facing a tough reelection challenge in her state, said yesterday, "I would oppose the nominee, not because I might not support that nominee under normal circumstances, but we're simply too close to the election. And in the interest of being fair to the American people and consistent ... with the Garland nomination, ... I now think we need to play by the same set of rules."
If Collins and Murkowski want to apply Democrat "standards" and "rules" to Republicans, perhaps they should consider that with the most recent Supreme Court nominee, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, there were no standards or rules on the Left. Democrats -- with full help from the FAKE NEWS media -- vilified and smeared Kavanaugh mercilessly and without evidence, trying to derail his nomination.
(Also, the same Democrat "standards" and "rules" that Collins and Murkowski are so concerned about also include killing preborn babies, confiscating guns from law-abiding Americans and refusing to condemn the rioting, looting and violence of the past several months.)
Again, EVERY OTHER REPUBLICAN SENATOR says they'll support President Trump's nominee. Even the "king" of the RINOs, Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, said yesterday that he's in favor of voting on a Supreme Court pick by Election Day.
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Since former Senator Harry Reid invoked the so-called "nuclear option" in 2013, it now only takes a simple majority of Senators to confirm a federal judge -- that includes Supreme Court justices. Senate Republicans can afford to lose just three votes to successfully confirm a Trump nominee before November 3.
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Lisa Murkowski becomes second GOP senator to oppose vote to replace Ginsburg before 2020 election (Washington Examiner)
Collins says she will vote 'no' on Supreme Court nominee before election (The Hill)
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