Posted 39 days ago
Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz suggested voters should unseat Republican Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins for opposing the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s upcoming pick to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Though Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he would bring Trump’s selection to a vote, both Murkowski and Collins have stated they would not support installing a replacement for Ginsburg before the next presidential term.
“If Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski are going to withhold their vote for the president’s nominee, then Republicans in those states should withhold their votes from them,” Gaetz told The Washington Examiner in a piece published Monday. “What good are Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski if we can’t count on them to fulfill their obligation to advise and consent during the term in which they’ve been elected?”
Gaetz told the Examiner that the court is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s “legacy,” saying “he sure as hell better de... (Read more)