It was reported by ConservativeBrief that a number of Senate Republicans are vowing not to confirm who they view as left-wing extremist judges and Supreme Court justices if they retake control of the chamber following the 2022 midterms.
The vows came on the heels of the chamber confirming Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson, President Joe Biden’s pick to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer.
“If we get in charge of the Senate in … 2023, we have a majority, I can promise you nominees like this will not make it through,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), told reporters during a Thursday press conference.
“It’s not that there won’t be any more judges.
But I promise you that if we were in charge — and we had a say — it would be somebody less extreme filling this seat,” he declared.
Meanwhile, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), also a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the former GOP Senate whip, did not specifically rule out having Republicans confirm another Biden Supreme Court nominee in 2023, but he also did not say the party was committed to doing so.
He told Fox News that any Biden pick would have to come as a result of negotiations with the Republican majority.
“I think the Supreme Court’s sort of a unique situation. But, of course, you’re familiar with the Scalia seat, and I think a lot of it has to do with the timing,” Cornyn told the network.
“And one of the things I can guarantee you though, there’ll be a negotiation that will determine who that nominee will be. And so that’s the one big change.”
The Lone Star State’s other Republican senator told the network that a GOP majority will definitely have an impact on who Biden would be able to pick — and get confirmed — for important government vacancies, especially the Supreme Court.
“I think if we see a Republican majority in the Senate, it will have a very significant, moderating effect on the Biden administration’s nominees — not just to the Supreme Court, but to the federal courts and to the administration,” Cruz told Fox News Digital.