President Donald Trump has indicated he will soon announce his U.S. Supreme Court nominee following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Four years ago, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh, called Supreme Court nominations in an election year “problematic.” But he told WisPolitics.com in a phone interview he favors filling the vacancy even in a scenario where the vote was during a lame-duck session after President Trump lost reelection and Dems had taken control of the Senate.
Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, who pushed for a vote on Merrick Garland’s nomination to the court in 2016, President Obama’s last year in office, says the Senate should follow the standard Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., imposed four years ago of not filling a vacancy in an election year.
McConnell has committed to a vote, but hasn’t said when.
Read more on Baldwin and Johnson’s views here.
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