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Romney Backs Vote on Trump Court Pick, Clearing Way for Action

  • Announcement makes quick Senate vote on nomination more likely
  • Only two GOP senators have expressed opposition to going ahead
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Mitt Romney Backs Trump Plan to Replace Ginsburg
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Senator Mitt Romney announced Tuesday he’ll support holding a confirmation vote on a new Supreme Court justice, dealing a crushing blow to Democrats’ hopes of stalling a nominee until Inauguration Day.

The Utah Republican’s decision likely clears the way for swift Senate action on President Donald Trump’s nominee, with a confirmation vote coming either before or just after the Nov. 3 election to decide control of the White House and Congress next year.