Likelihood of SCOTUS Confirmation Gains Traction

Likelihood of SCOTUS Confirmation Gains Traction

( – With the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday, September 18, the pressure to fill the Supreme Court Justice vacancy rises. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) chimed in to the discussion on Tuesday, September 22, with a statement of his potential support.

Republicans currently have 53 members in the Senate and only 51 are needed to confirm a SCOTUS appointee. Romney was considered a potential swing vote, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) may have enough votes to confirm a new justice appointed by President Donald Trump.

President Trump will announce his appointee for the SCOTUS vacancy on Saturday, September 26. The short list of potential picks includes:

  • Judge Amy Coney Barrett
  • Judge Barbara Lagoa
  • Judge Allison Jones Rushing
  • Jude Joan Larsen

Another Conservative justice on the high court would secure a 6-3 majority. With the election just over a month away, a last-minute SCOTUS confirmation could be a huge boost for the Trump campaign.

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