Following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Trump and Majority Leader McConnell confirmed they would be moving forward with a Senate vote on her replacement — much to the dismay of the media and Senate Democrats.
Since the announcement, liberals have put pressure on Senate Republicans to reject the nomination and oppose a vote until after the election.
Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski both immediately said they would oppose the vote (SHOCK!), but Utah Senator Mitt Romney avoided answering the question.
The former Republican nominee for President just confirmed he would, in fact, support a vote.
In a statement released on Tuesday, Romney said “the historical precedent of election-year nominations is that the Senate generally does not confirm an opposing party’s nominee but does confirm a nominee of its own.”
“The Constitution gives the president the power to nominate and the Senate the authority to provide advice and consent on Supreme Court nominees,” he continued.
“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.”
This is a HUGE victory for President Trump and the Senate Majority leader who need a majority vote to secure the confirmation of the nominee.
With Mitt Romney, they have the numbers.