With Cory Gardner and Mitt Romney making statements the SCOTUS confirmation moves forward, Senate confirmation hearings to begin soon
Late yesterday and this morning, the Senate Republicans support to move forward with voting on a confirmation of a Supreme Court (SCOTUS) nomination from President Trump, anticipated by week’s end, solidified when Senators Chuck Grassley, Cory Gardner and Mitt Romney said they support a vote on confirmation.
While Senator Chuck Grassley (R, IA, president pro tempore) who serves on the Judiciary Committee was seen as questionable for moving forward, he gave indication yesterday he would not block the process.
Senator Cory Gardner (R, CO) who is in a very tough reelection campaign against former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, issued the following statement late Monday:
And this morning, Senator Mitt Romney (R, UT, a/k/a “Mittens”), stated he would not block the confirmation of President Trump’s SCOTUS nominee:
“My liberal friends have over many decades gotten very used to the idea of having a liberal court but that’s not written in the stars,” the Utah Republican told reporters after this decision.
He called it “appropriate for a nation that is … center-right to have a court which reflects center-right points of view.”Mitt Romney statement, as reported by POLITICO, 9/22/20
And with that statement, the Senate’s confirmation of President Trump’s SCOTUS appointment will move forward once the woman is named.
In preparation, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham wrote the Democratic members of his committee the following:
The 2nd to last paragraph worth repeating:
“Lastly, after the treatment of Justice Kavanaugh I now have a different view of the judicial-confirmation process. Compare the treatment of Robert Bork, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Brett Kavanaugh to that of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan and it’s clear that there already is one set of rules for a Republican president and one set of rules for a Democrat president.”Lindsey Graham, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, 9/21/20
As reported yesterday on McHenry County Blog, the first official step in the Senate after the President makes his SCOTUS nomination is the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings. Graham clearly sending a signal to Senate Democrats there will not be a repeat of the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings.
So, with the latest developments and in spite of the statements issued by Senators Susan Collins (R, ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R, AK) over the weekend, the confirmation will move forward.
Next article will cover the full contexts of both Collins and Murkowski, since the mainstream media, and even CBN, miss what exactly both Senators said. Moot point now, but still worth applying discernment.