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Sen. Blunt: SCOTUS Nomination Process May Not Be Done Before Elex Day

Sen. Blunt: SCOTUS Nomination Process May Not Be Done Before Elex Day
Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., answers questions at the U.S. Capitol February 7, 2017  Win McNamee/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 20 September 2020 12:41 PM EDT

Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., on Sunday acknowledged there’s no guarantee the Senate confirmation process to confirm President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nomination will be completed before Election Day.

In an interview on CBS News’ “Face The Nation,” Blunt declared “There is plenty of time to get this done.”

“But to get it done before Election Day, everything has to work, I think, pretty precisely,” he said. “Ruth Bader Ginsburg was confirmed, nominated and confirmed, in 40 days. Other justices have taken longer than that. And I don't know how this process will move forward.”

According to Blunt, if a candidate such as Judge Amy Cohen Barrett has been through the process before, it could speed things up.

“I’d be pleased to vote for her as a justice on the Supreme Court,” he said of her possible nomination.

“Clearly, if the president nominates somebody who has already gone through this process once, that makes the process more speedy than it would be otherwise,” he said.

As have other Republicans in the Senate, Blunt defended a confirmation before Election Day.

“The Constitution is the Constitution,” he said, adding: “In the tradition of the country, when the Senate and the president were in political agreement, no matter what was the election situation, the judges went on the Court and other courts. When they weren't in agreement, they didn’t.” 

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