Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans say they won’t hold a hearing on anyone the President nominates to the U.S. Supreme Court.
“We wrote a letter to Senator McConnell saying that we are of the view that there shouldn’t be hearing in the Judiciary Committee for anybody that the President nominates,” Senator John Cornyn said, at a press conference.
He said it’s not about the personality, “it’s about the principle.”
“The principle being that it’s up to the American people in this next election, no matter who they choose, to make the nomination for this important seat on the Supreme Court,” Cornyn said.
He said Democrats, in the past, have torn up the rule book on this.
“So there isn’t any rule book anymore, other than they way they’ve rewritten the rules,” he said. “This is the right thing to do, and this is going to be our path forward.”