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September 21, 2020

Inhofe Supports Confirming Justice This Year

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) announced his support for confirming a new Supreme Court Associate Justice this year:

“The precedent here is clear. In the case of a united government, with voters having elected a Senate and White House of the same party, it is our constitutional obligation to consider a nomination of a Supreme Court justice. I look forward to a thorough and swift consideration of President Trump’s nominee. I’ve been pleased at the short lists President Trump has put forward and am confident his nominee will be a well-qualified, constitutional judge.”

Historical precedent clearly supports the Senate considering an election year vacancy when there is a united government (same party holds the White House and Senate majority) and not considering a nomination when there is a divided government with opposite parties in the White House and Senate majority. 

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