WASHINGTON: Republican senators weighing what to do about the vacancy on the Supreme Court are facing questions about their own past comments amid complaints by Democrats that their views have shifted with changing political reality.
President Donald Trump has urged the GOP-run Senate to consider without delay his upcoming nomination to fill the seat vacated by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday. The move comes just six weeks before the election.
A look at what key Republican senators were saying in the past and what they are saying now about filling a seat on the Supreme Court during an election year.
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL
McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, vowed in a statement Friday night, hours after Ginsburgs death, to call a floor vote on Trump’s nominee, although he did not specify…