Mitt Romney is going to allow a vote on Trump's Supreme Court Justice nominee. I do not think all hope is lost on Romney. The message we must hammer home to him is this:
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker wants the Senate to delay approval of President Trump's Supreme Court pick so long as Trump is (allegedly) under investigation by Robert Mueller for criminal activity.
Senator Cory Booker: "The president of the United States is a subject of an ongoing criminal investigation...that could end up before the Supreme Court," so any Trump SCOTUS nomination should be "delayed until the Mueller investigation is concluded." pic.twitter.com/0WwvwNJMYz
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) June 28, 2018
Republicans are invoking the Strom Thurmond rule as an excuse to deny President Obama his right to appoint a Supreme Court Justice. They aren't even going through the pretense of waiting until Obama nominates a new Justice before saying they intend to shoot him down.