Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), who opposed confirming a new Supreme Court justice before the election, will nonetheless vote to approve Amy Coney Barrett on Monday, The Hill reports.
Said Murkowski: “I believe that the only way to put us back on the path of appropriate consideration of judicial nominees is to evaluate Judge Barrett as we would want to be judged, on the merits of her qualifications. And so when we do that, when that final question comes before us … I will be a yes.”
She added: “While I oppose the process that has led us to this point, I do not hold it against her as an individual who has navigated the gauntlet with grace, skill and humility. I will vote no on the procedural votes ahead of us, but yes to confirm Judge Barrett when the question before us is her qualification to be an associate justice.”Save to Favorites