The head of the legal Committee made it clear that the vote could take place before the election.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said Republicans have enough votes to approve a candidate for the vacant Supreme court seat created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the election.
“We have the votes to approve judge Ginsburg’s successor before the election,” Graham told Fox News. – We intend to consider this issue in the Committee. We want to move the nomination issue from the Committee to the full Senate to vote before the election. This is the constitutional process.”
Republicans have a fragile three-seat majority in the Senate.
Two Republican senators have said they do not support holding a vote before the election, but to block it, four Republican senators must run counter to the party line.