Larry Hogan, the Republican governor of Maryland, is urging the GOP to not push through a Supreme Court nominee so close to a presidential election.
"I don't think we should play partisan games with the Supreme Court," Hogan, who has led his blue state for two terms, said in an interview for The Texas Tribune Festival that aired Wednesday.
"I think it would be a mistake for the Senate to ram through a nominee before the election on a partisan line vote — just as I think it would also be a mistake for the Democrats to question the integrity of the court or any of the nominees or try to pack the court," he added.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) appears to have attained the number of votes he needs to push a pick over the 50-vote threshold after seeming to lose the votes of GOP Sens. Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska). And Trump announced this week that he intends to name a nominee this coming Saturday. Read more at The Hill