Graham says the Republican-controlled Senate has enough votes to confirm Scotus' candidate


Republican Senator Lindsay Graham said Monday night that his party has enough votes to confirm a new Supreme Court judge ahead of the November election.

"We have the votes to confirm Judge Ginsberg's replacement before the election," said Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sean Hannity of Fox News.

"We'll go ahead with the committee, and report on the nomination from the committee to the US Senate so we can vote before the election."

Earlier on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was a bit more ambiguous, pledging to hold a vote "this year" for President Trump's candidate to replace Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Trump said he will announce his candidate, a woman, on Friday or Saturday.

Republicans, who hold a 53-47 majority in the Senate, need at least 50 votes to confirm a candidate.

Two Republican senators, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski from Alaska, have indicated that they will not vote to affirm justice before the November 3 election.

But two other major Republicans, Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, and Corey Gardner of Colorado, pledged to support the vote before the election.

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