Romney backs vote on Supreme Court nominee, clearing way for Trump – POLITICO

The announcement means Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has enough votes to move forward with Trump’s pick.

The move is a striking blow to Democrats’ hopes of keeping the seat vacant for the next president, potentially Joe Biden. But Romney said he had no qualms about Democrats’ charges of hypocrisy or about strengthening the high court’s conservative majority.

Given his criticisms of Trump and vote to remove him from office earlier this year, there was some question about where Romney would come down on a Supreme Court nominee. And though Romney’s position doesn’t mean Trump’s yet-to-be-named nominee will definitely have the votes to be confirmed, it does mean that McConnell and Trump can move forward without delay.

Source: Romney backs vote on Supreme Court nominee, clearing way for Trump – POLITICO