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Graham Says GOP Has Votes To Confirm SCOTUS Pick


What Happened:

  • In an interview with Fox News, Senator Lindsey Graham (R) confirmed late Monday that the GOP has "the votes to confirm the justice on the floor of the Senate before the election."

  • Trump is expected to announce his nominee by the week's end. Trump met with conservative appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Monday, who is considered the likely front-runner for the vacant Supreme Court position.

  • Democrats continue to protest the Republicans' rush to fill the vacant position saying it should wait until after the election; as was done in 2016 when Justice Antonin Scalia passed away.

  • Despite protests from the Democratic party, the nomination is expected to go through easily as Republicans hold the majority of the seats in the Senate.

  • Democrats would have to persuade four Republicans to join them in holding off on a vote until after the election. Two Republican Senators, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, have said they oppose any vote before the election but it looks unlikely that the Democrats will manage to get the other two needed to postpone the vote.

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Photo Credit: Republican Party of Shelby County

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