Mittens isn’t committing to voting against Trump’s nominee–I guess he realized that he’d never be able to show his face in Utah ever again if he didn’t agree to at least consider the candidate.
Or maybe, this was just Cocaine Mitch reminding Mitt that a SCOTUS nominee isn’t something that you play around with when the left has clearly lost their collective mind.
Tilting the balance of the Supreme Court to be more Originalist in view of the law is a win for all Republicans–even the squishes like Senator Mitt Romney(R-UT).
Whatever it was, something caused Mittens to wake up and decide to consider the nominee instead of just his kneejerk anti-Trumpism.
He hasn’t committed to voting for the nominee, but at least he’s not committed to voting against whoever she is as Democrats have been calling for GOP squishes to do.
He issued a statement outlining his thoughts on the Supreme Court vacancy.
Romney basically followed the Ted Cruz line of reasoning. That is probably the first time that that sentence has ever been written.
Romney cited precedent and Article II.
He wrote, “My decision a Supreme Court nomination is not the result of a subjective test of ‘fairness’ which, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. It is based on the immutable fairness of following the law which in this case is the Constitution and precedent. 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 Senat the authority to provide advice and consent on Supreme Court nominees. 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.”
My statement regarding the current Supreme Court vacancy: pic.twitter.com/6YO0dPWWXc
— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) September 22, 2020
BREAKING: GOP Sen. Mitt Romney announces that he will support a vote on President Trump's expected Supreme Court nominee this year, saying, "at this stage, it's appropriate to look at the Constitution." https://t.co/gWbBdqaaE2 pic.twitter.com/6fqIavmNiS
— ABC News (@ABC) September 22, 2020
It looks like Mitt Romney isn’t going to sabotage President Trump’s agenda at every opportunity–just most opportunities.
It’s a bit of a surprise after he voted to impeach President Trump because he’s still bitter.
Aw, maybe we should be nice to Mittens. Give him a cake or something.
If he likes it, we might even get him campaigning for Trump…what do you think?
Right. Probably not.
But we might just get a SCOTUS pick if he does vote for the nominee. Let’s reserve judgment until he casts his vote.