Senator Mitt Romney said that he supports voting on President Donald Trump's nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Romney's announcement all but assures that the Republicans will be able to confirm the eventual nominee before the end of the year.
"The Constitution gives the President the power to nominate and the Senate the authority to provide advice and consent on Supreme Court nominees," the Utah Republican 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."
While Republican Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska have opposed filling the seat before the presidential election in November, the GOP should still have enough votes to move forward with the confirmation as the Republicans currently enjoy a three-seat majority in the Senate.
President Trump said he will announce his pick on Saturday (September 26) at the White House. He told Fox & Friends that he has narrowed his shortlist down to five names and said he wants to pick a woman to replace Ginsburg on the bench.
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