October 25, 2020

Rep. Lisa Murkowski reverses, says she may consider Trump SCOTUS nomination

With just days to go until Donald Trump reveals his nominee for the Supreme Court of the United States, Senate Republicans are faced with an important choice — whether or not to support bringing the nomination to a vote.

In the immediate aftermath of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, Rep. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) signaled a reluctance to support a confirmation vote, giving Democrats hope that the GOP would fall short of the required voters — but she appears to already be reversing

On Tuesday, Murkowski indicated that she wants to back peddle on her previous position, dashing Democrat hopes that moderate GOP senators would do the work for them.

“I know everybody wants to ask the question, ‘will you confirm the nominee?'” Murkowski said on Tuesday. “We don’t have a nominee yet. You and I don’t know who that is. And so I can’t confirm whether or not I can confirm a nominee when I don’t know who the nominee is.”

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), another so-called moderate Republican that many believed could oppose Trump’s nomination, confirmed earlier this week that he would support bringing the nomination to a vote. Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Pat Toomey (R-PA), and Cory Gardner (R-CO), all thought to be possible wild-cards as well, have fallen in line.

Only Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) has announced that she cannot approve a vote, but it appears that she may be on her own in this case.

The near-consensus among Senate Republicans paves the way for a quick confirmation of Trump’s nominee — though Democrats have threatened that they have “arrows” up their sleeves.

Trump is set to reveal his nominee for the vacant SCOTUS seat on Saturday, and America waits with bated breath.

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56 Responses

  1. Isn’t it about time the Republicans stuck together like the Democrats always do. I am in favor of term limits. I wish it was on the ballot. What can we do to bring about term limits?

      1. That’s where you are wrong and don’t know what you are talking about. It’s the president’s constitutional right to have his pick for that position and then they vote!!

    1. i agree murkowski and susan collins go with the president. if not then join your commrades demo rat party. you two call yourselves republicans that bs you two dont like president trump whatever he puts out. so get out of the republican party and move on.im so ashamed of the two of you murkowski and collins.your both disgraceful

    2. Anyone wanting to change the Constitution in this time frame; and without any bi-partison, voting going on to speake of, it is a very dangerous proposal to change the Constitution; no telling what and how much would endanger our society. There are other ways of limiting career
      Politians.

      1. where in the Constitution does it state that once a person gets into a government office, he is to stay there until he dies or gets voted out ?????

    3. It takes a constitutional amendment to get term limits for Congress, just like the one for term limits for the President. A Convention of States would be the way to get the amendment process rolling.

    4. Republican Rino’s do stick together for their DNC handlers. They are all CORRUPT GLOBALISTS and should be gotten rid of. Jeff Flake is gone, Bob corker is gone. And Lamar Alexander will retire at the end of the year. Trump pushed all three out!

    1. pelosi has arrows up were the sunshines. pelosi get your gavel and put it up were the sunshines also. evil woman needs to get out of congress.

    2. No A.O.C. is. We have already seen how Pocahontas writes after smoking her cbd peace pipe. Of course A.O.C. doesn’t use a pipe, she just fills up a tub, lights it, and puts in a straw.

  2. I wish she would use those arrows first on the squad, then on Shifty, Waters, Shumer, Cuomo, di blabio but she needs to save the lost one for herself.

  3. I don’t trust Romney, Collins, or Murkowski to do the right thing until I see their votes.
    Then I just don’t trust them. They much too often are just playing the odds.

    1. Sen graham said he would allow Dems to have hearings on the next supreme Court nomination , we the people have been there before,I say no to graham, he has a very short memory and their is nothing in the constitution that says we have to. I say to Graham grow a spine…..

  4. I believe that Lisa Murkowski is one of 2 senators from Alaska, not a representative. Only the Senate gets to vote on Supreme Court nominees.

  5. We the people MUST ELECT TRUMP. WE WILL DEVASTATE DEMS. ONCE TRUMP WINS, DEMOCRATS WILL PAY LIKE THEY NEVER IMAGINED. JUST A QUESTION OF WHO GETS FIRST INJECTION.

  6. We need to stand up for the CONSTITUTION LAWS AND BILLS OF RIGHTS! Which Trump seen to be following! But there always one or two REPUBLICAN who don’t stand with the President or COUNTRY! Not like those DEMONCRAT who stand together because they all are CORRUPTION CONGRESS MEMBER who fill their biggest donor pocket for some cool million on their!

  7. It doesn’t mean that they will vote in favor of the Presidents nomination. If they had said that they would stick with the President than I would believe we have a chance.

  8. I have sympathy for both Lisa Murkowski & Susan Collins: They both have a tight reelection forthcoming. If their opposition beats them they aren’t much help to the Republican Party or anyone.

    1. You are right that Susan Collins has a tough reelection in November, 2020, but Lisa Murkowski is not up for reelection until 2022.

  9. I think it is time to get rid of the evil that the democrats invoke. They are liars and corrupt. I have not seen the democrats do one good thing. I love my country and they want to destroy it. Nancy Pelosi and the rest of them need to go. I pray God will prevail. President Trump and Mike Pence are the way to go.

  10. The demorats only care about how much money they can take from the voters, what they want and deserve (just ask them!). It’s time to get rid of the ones, we all know who they are, get them out even if it takes a special vote
    process. They damn well forget who put them there, of course, whether you all know it, Stupid Nancy P was not voted in the demorats brought her in and then later voters got to vote from then on. LOOK WHAT THE DEMORATS USED OF O U R MONEY FOR THE IMPEACHMENT AND ETC. THAT WAS OUR MONEY THEY WASTED ALONG WITH
    THE OTHER BILLIONS FOR ALL THEIR OTHER SCHEMES. AND DON’T FORGET THE GREAT OBAMA, THE WORST LIAR
    AND UN-DOING OF OUR COUNTRY, LIAR TRYING TO BECOME PRESIDENT DOESN’T KNOW HIS NAME BUT SURE FIXED HIS SON, SISTER, AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS TO BECOME MILLIONAIRES FOR DOING NOTHING, WATCH THE REAL NEWS AND YOU WILL SEE IT ALL MAPED OUT!! SAME AS FOR TRAITOR, LIAR KILLERY CLINTON.
    LOU

  11. A swift vote and confirmation for the new nominee! Don’t let screwmer hold you up. Remember when he threatened the Supreme Court? Well, he is at it again! Republicans in the senate need to outsmart him, vote early as the first thing in the docket. This is crucial to get the Supreme Court in place as soon as possible. They can do it, they can out maneuver him and get the vote done as soon as possible. Murkowski and Collins need to get off the demonrat fence, do their job, vote for confirmation. If they don’t, then they should be voted out.

  12. In answer to Olga: How can we get term limits? Well Olga, congress sure isn’t going to vote themselves out.
    The answer is REFERENDUM. The same wording for each state plus so many valid signatures required, etc.
    This needs to be ratified by, I think, two thirds of the states and it can become a constitutional ammendmant.

    Tom

  13. According to James T Harris of the “Conservative Circus” on KFYI radio in Phoenix his name for Elizabeth Warren is Spreading Bull”

  14. You know what is really funny, they accuse Trump of colluding with Putin. Did you know that everyone of the Dems running for office, are running on a communist agenda.

    1. Indeed I do and I grew up blue collar Dem and changed when communists and libs started their bastardization of the party into the filth of today.

  15. WHY DO THE SAME PEOPLE IN CONGRESS (USUALLY WOMEN), KEEP ON VOTING AGAINST THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION? COLLINS/MURKOWSKI, ARE THE TWO WORST ONES. SHOULDN’T THEY BE FORCED OUT OF OFFICE? OR TRANSFERRED TO THE DEMONCRATIC PARTY?

  16. The voters have a really big opportunity to remove Pelosi from her position as Speaker of the House this November – everybody get out and vote Republican for all the Rep candidates for the House this Nov. With a Rep majority in the House, the new Speaker will be a senior Republican.
    With a Republican Speaker in the House, the House can then get back to the work they were elected for – taking care of the country’s business, instead of pursuing Nancy’s vendetta – the illegitimate impeachment charges against a sitting President, DJT. By letting moderate Dems get back to work, Congress will become more productive and less hateful. The Soros-funded Marxist cabal will become less potent, and Congressional officials can become more effective with their duties. That will be a benefit to us all – red and blue!
    Get out to vote – in person – to upset the Left’s voter fraud scheme and vote for a Republican congress person, and we all become winners!

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