Romney keeping quiet on SCOTUS vacancy as confirmation fight looms

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An aide for Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, told Fox News on Monday that he'll likely wait until the Republican Senate caucus convenes before he shares his position on the Supreme Court vacancy left open last week following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The Utah Republican is one of the few moderate senators yet to make their position known on a potential hearing for a Trump nominee. Romney has had a publically contentious relationship with President Trump on various issues both before and after the commander in chief's election victory in 2016.

Romney's staff said the caucus lunch is set for Tuesday afternoon and that he will not be making any official statement until it has ended.

Ginsburg passed away Friday at the age of 87 from complications stemming from her ongoing battle with pancreatic cancer.

Democrats have lambasted the GOP in recent days over the memory of Senate Republicans – led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. – refusing in 2016 to consider President Barack Obama's nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

McConnell said at the time that the American public should have a say in the process with their vote for president, but has since defended his decision to move forward with Trump's nominee, saying the situation is different because the same party currently controls the presidency and the Senate – which was not the case in 2016.

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