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Romney supports vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee this year, Mitch McConnell has enough votes to move forward with Trump's Supreme Court pick.
CBS News ^ | 09/22/2020 | BY MELISSA QUINN

Posted on 09/22/2020 9:37:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Washington — Republican Senator Mitt Romney of Utah indicated Tuesday he supports moving forward with consideration of a Supreme Court nominee during an election year, providing crucial backing to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as he proceeds with filling the vacancy on the high court just weeks before Election Day.

"The Constitution gives the President the power to nominate and the Senate the authority to provide advice and consent on Supreme Court nominees," Romney said in a statement. "Accordingly, 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."

Romney noted that the historical precedent of nominations made to the Supreme Court during an election year is for the Senate not to confirm the nominee put forth by the opposing party, but to confirm the pick of its own.

"My decision regarding a Supreme Court nomination is not the result of a subjective test of 'fairness' which, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder," he said. "It is based on the immutable fairness of following the law, which in this case is the Constitution and precedent."

Romney's support for proceeding with the confirmation process for a successor to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday, provides McConnell with the backing needed from his party to move to fill the vacant seat swiftly. Just two Republican senators, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine, have said they are opposed to confirming a new Supreme Court justice before the November 3 election. Four Republicans would need to defect in order to block a nominee.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: again; rbg; romney; scotus; trump
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1 posted on 09/22/2020 9:37:10 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

DO IT A WEEK FROM TODAY!!


2 posted on 09/22/2020 9:37:59 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This year is not an accidental term. McConnell used it and now Romney. It doesn’t mean before the election by any stretch. Just something to keep in mind.


3 posted on 09/22/2020 9:39:12 AM PDT by Dahoser (Not separation of church and state, but of media and state.)
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To: Ann Archy

And give the pedophile an excuse to renege on the debate? ;-)


4 posted on 09/22/2020 9:39:59 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs
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To: SeekAndFind

Mittens afraid he’s being cut out apparently.


5 posted on 09/22/2020 9:41:58 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: Ann Archy

Better do it a few days before the election. Democrats won’t know what to do. Attack Trump or Barrett lol. The meltdown will be epic.


6 posted on 09/22/2020 9:42:37 AM PDT by Helicondelta (Deplorable)
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To: Dahoser

The words are deliberate, to deceive us.

None of our domestic enemies want another Trumo SCOTUS appointee, including and especially Romney.

Like 2016, all their chips are on an enemy win on Nov. 3.


7 posted on 09/22/2020 9:42:37 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs
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To: SeekAndFind

Why to go Delecto!


8 posted on 09/22/2020 9:43:28 AM PDT by Eddie01 (NRA)
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To: Dahoser

It may just be that they don’t want to promise that it will be done before the election because they may not have enough time to hold the hearings and a vote while also allowing the senators up for re-election to campaign. Keeping the Senate majority is pretty important in its own right.


9 posted on 09/22/2020 9:45:26 AM PDT by The Pack Knight
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To: WKUHilltopper

He represents a Mormon state, and he is Mormon himself. I never doubted that he would go along with Trumps SC pick.He would lose a huge part of his base, the Mormon Church, if he did not comply.


10 posted on 09/22/2020 9:45:27 AM PDT by kaila
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To: SeekAndFind

He didn’t say he’d vote to approve, just that he’s in favor of having a vote.


11 posted on 09/22/2020 9:45:29 AM PDT by Terabitten (Breathe. Relax. Aim. Squeeze.)
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To: Ann Archy

POTUS announces on Saturday Sept. 26, McConnell sets the floor vote for Tuesday the 29th. POTUS swears in new Justice on Friday Oct. 2nd.

End of story, no need to give the demonrats any time to try and destroy the nominee.


12 posted on 09/22/2020 9:45:50 AM PDT by Colo9250
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To: SeekAndFind

Sure!
He says he will vote.
But will it be a yes or a no vote.
I do not trust him.


13 posted on 09/22/2020 9:45:51 AM PDT by Deo et patriae (Make America Great again! rantings.)
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To: Colo9250

AMEN!!!


14 posted on 09/22/2020 9:47:00 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What’s up with that?

What’s in it for him?


15 posted on 09/22/2020 9:47:31 AM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why did the Turtle cross the road?

To get to the Shell Station. Fill ‘er up and let’s ROLL!


16 posted on 09/22/2020 9:48:37 AM PDT by smvoice (I WILL NOT WEAR THE RIBBON.)
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To: metmom
What’s in it for him?

I believe his constituents overwhelmingly support voting this year. He can read the tea leaves.

17 posted on 09/22/2020 9:48:40 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Here comes da boom. Stocking up on popcorn. Gonna be epic


18 posted on 09/22/2020 9:49:29 AM PDT by ping jockey (Barnabus Fauci , sucking the lifeblood from AMERICA.)
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To: WKUHilltopper

we see through him like a picture window.


19 posted on 09/22/2020 9:50:16 AM PDT by ping jockey (Barnabus Fauci , sucking the lifeblood from AMERICA.)
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To: Ann Archy

YES! this is great news! another SC justice by our president!


20 posted on 09/22/2020 9:53:00 AM PDT by Coffee_drinker (Drain The Swamp.)
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