UPDATED 6:39 AM PT — Thurs. July 5, 2018
A GOP lawmaker expected to be a key vote in confirming the next Supreme Court nominee said she will not support a candidate who does not support Roe v. Wade.
Maine Senator Susan Collins made the comments in an interview Wednesday.
She added, she could not take a firm stance on any potential nominee yet, saying the identity of the pick is still unknown.
However, Collins claimed that if a candidate was under qualified for the job, she would not solely support the candidate based off their support of that ruling.
“I think I’ve made it pretty clear that if a nominee has demonstrated hostility to Roe v. Wade, and has said that they’re not going to abide by that longstanding precedent, that I could not support that nominee,” she firmly stated.
President Trump could potentially introduce a nominee who will overturn the long-standing ruling, and is expected to announce his decision on Monday.