‘Grossly false’: Romney throws cold water on claim he won’t vote on SCOTUS nominee until next year

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Sen. Mitt Romney’s spokesperson pushed back against claims that the Republican was “committed” to not confirming a new Supreme Court Justice until 2021.

News of the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday sparked immediate panic in liberal America and, with meltdowns over filling her vacant seat on the high court, eyes turned to lawmakers who would be part of the confirmation process. But reports that Romney had taken a stand against voting on a nominee before the election turned out to be “fake news.”

The liberal call to action to oppose any Supreme Court nominations by President Trump, though it is his duty to fill the vacancy left by Ginsburg, sparked a flurry of social media responses claiming certain senators had indicated they would not vote before Inauguration Day 2021 if he moved ahead.

Twitter users called on the Republicans who would likely be deciding votes in the confirmation hearing of a nominee.

A former Democrat member of the Utah State Senate announced on Twitter that he had some “Breaking” inside news on Romney’s position.

“A high-level Romney insider tells me Mitt Romney has committed to not confirming a Supreme Court nominee until after Inauguration Day 2021,” former Utah Democratic Party chairman Jim Dabakis tweeted, along with the hashtag #Mittrevenge.

His words gave the left a ray of hope amid their unhinged meltdowns and hysteria.

But the senator’s office soon threw ice water on the fire, with Romney communications director Liz Johnson calling the rumor “grossly false,” and adding #fakenews.

Journalist Yashar Ali confirmed the message from Romney’s office, adding that the Utah Republican would address Ginsburg’s “life and legacy” and not the confirmation process.

Romney, who did vote with his party in February against the second article of impeachment against Trump, issued a statement himself about the passing of Ginsburg.

“Justice Ginsburg served our nation with a deep reverence for the law and our Constitution. Her fight for women’s equality inspired all women to pursue their dreams without limits, and her grit, character and sharp wit made her an iconic and inspirational jurist beloved by people young and old,” he wrote.

“The beautiful friendship she shared with the late Justice Scalia serves as a reminder to all Americans to treat each other with kindness and respect, despite our differences. Justice Ginsburg’s record of distinguished service leaves an indelible mark on our country that will endure for generations to come,” Romney added. “She and her husband Martin shared a full life together, and Ann and I pray tonight that her family finds comfort during this time.”

While many continue to hope in Romney and the other RINO’s to oppose Trump’s attempt to fill the SCOTUS seat before November’s election, some offered a bit of a reality check.

Meanwhile, the president seems to have indicated he will be moving ahead with his nomination.

He even gave Democrats an added jab with a snarky thanks to former Sen. Harry Reid.

Frieda Powers

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Originally from New York, Powers graduated from New York University and eventually made her way to sunny South Florida where she has been writing for the BizPacReview team since 2015.
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