Sen. (R-Maine) said Tuesday that she would vote against ’s nominee before Election Day, signaling Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) likely doesn’t need her vote to ensure the nominee is confirmed.
Collins’ pledge followed she made Saturday, in which she said she opposes the Senate holding a confirmation vote ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Just hours after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday, McConnell on the Senate floor.
Trump is expected to announce his nominee on Saturday, and has called for the confirmation vote to be held before Nov. 3.
“I made it very clear … that I did not think there should be a vote prior to the election,” Collins told reporters Tuesday. “And if