After the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, there was a bipartisan outpouring of love and support to remember the trailblazing Justice. However, as the 2020 presidential election looms closer, President Donald Trump (R) has already signaled that he will be nominating a new Justice by the end of the week, and this move has been met with pushback by Democrats.
Senator Mitt Romney (R), a Republican that has long criticized the President, has surprised many this week by announcing that he supports the move for the Supreme Court to vote on President Trump’s nominee. And, with that support, it clears the way for the President to pick another Supreme Court Justice.
In a statement, the former 2020 presidential candidate, argued that “my liberal friends have over many decades gotten very used to the idea of having a liberal court but that’s not written in the stars.” Moreover, he said it was “appropriate for a nation that is… center-right to have a court which reflects center-right points of view.”
Democrats have criticized the move, saying that it’s something that should be done after the elections have concluded. Specifically, they have warned that another conservative Supreme Court Justice would prove detrimental to Roe v. Wade.