ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Gov. Larry Hogan is speaking out against Republican efforts to push through a Supreme Court Justice nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg less than two months before the general election.

In an interview at the Texas Tribune Festival, Hogan said it would be a mistake for members of his party to push through a Supreme Court nominee before Election Day.

“We should not be playing partisan games with the Supreme Court. It would be a mistake for the Senate to ram through a nominee on a partisan line vote, just as it would be a tragic mistake to question the integrity of the court or even pack the court,” he later said in a tweet Wednesday.

 

The seat has been left empty by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died over the weekend due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. She was 87.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said on Friday that there will be a vote to confirm Trump’s nominee, despite four years ago refusing to hold a vote for former President Barack Obama’s nominee for the high court, Merrick Garland.

This came just after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, who died 269 days before the election.

“I think there’s just more than enough hypocrisy to go around on both sides,” Gov. Hogan said in the Texas Tribune interview. “The American people deserve a dignified process.”

CBS Baltimore Staff

Comments (5)
  1. King Julian says:

    I like you governor but you are becoming a RINO

    1. Frank says:

      Becoming? He has been one from day one. Thats the only reason he was elected twice. The democrats know he is really one of them.

  2. chrissfarmer says:

    He is not really a Republican, that why most people like him. I lost all respect for the GOP when they embraced Trump & too many of them still are. Trump liedf and keep on lying, are they so stupid not to see it or do they just not care? Oh well, plenty of Trump huggin’ GOPs will be out of a job soon enough.

    If there is a god Trump will die of COVID- we can only hope

  3. stemarhan says:

    First of all, who cares what Hogan has to say about a federal issue like the Supreme Court. Second, “President” Hogan should be out trying to hustle up some sales of his book which I bet hasn’t sold 100 copies.

  4. Newsflash Gov. Hogan: The president of the United State is elected for a four year term ending on January 3. I don’t see anyone trying to “shorten” your term because a member in one of the other branches of state government has gone to his/her eternal reward. Donald J. Trump is the duly elected president whether you like it or not. If he loses the election, then you and all of the other critics playing “Monday Morning Quarterback” can contest his selection and approval by the Senate. Government 101. Take a refresher course. 🙁

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