Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski says she still opposes the Trump and GOP attempt to fill the SCOTUS vacancy left by Justice Ginsberg before the election but since it’s moving forward with or without her, is unsure how she’ll vote on Trump’s nominee.
Murkowski told reporters outside the Capitol “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.”
She further explained “I do not support this process moving forward. Now, having said that, this process is moving forward with or without me.”
Murkowski also suggested she might take into consideration whether the process is being rushed in her vote.
“If I had felt that there was a rush to move this through because you’re up against a deadline that is hard and fast, like an election, and that a nominee had not been thoroughly and fairly evaluated through our process, then I’m going to have to look at that,” the Alaska Senator said.
With Republican Senators Lindsey Graham, Chuck Grassley, Cory Gardner and Mitt Romney all committed to vote on Trump’s nominee, its highly unlikely Murkowski’s vote will make a difference in whether Trump’s nominee is confirmed or not.