Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) has shed all doubt on whether he will confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. In a statement on Thursday, the former presidential candidate once again confirmed that he will vote yes in favor of Barrett’s nomination.
“After meeting with Judge Barrett and carefully reviewing her record and her testimony, I intend to vote in favor of her confirmation to the Supreme Court,” Romney said. “She is impressive, and her distinguished legal and academic credentials make it clear that she is exceptionally well qualified to serve as our next Supreme Court justice.”
“I am confident that she will faithfully apply the law and our Constitution, impartially and regardless of policy preferences,” he added.
Neither Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) nor Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) have confirmed that they will vote no on Barrett’s nomination, s reported by Fox News, For his part, Romney has been consistent on his position since Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died in late September.
“My decision regarding a Supreme Court nomination is not the result of a subjective test of ‘fairness’ which, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder,” Romney said. “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.” Read more…