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GOP Sen. Murkowski reverses course, says she will support Amy Coney Barrett's SCOTUS confirmation

Added 10-24-20 05:17:02pm EST - “'I have concluded that she is the sort of person we want on the Supreme Court'” - Theblaze.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theblaze.com: “GOP Sen. Murkowski reverses course, says she will support Amy Coney Barrett's SCOTUS confirmation”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) announced Saturday that she will vote for Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation after initially being opposed to voting on a nominee before Election Day.

"I have no doubt about her intellect. I have no doubt about Judge Barrett's judicial temperament. I have no doubt about her capability to do the job," Murkowski said on the Senate floor, The Hill reported.

Senators Meet With Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images

However, the Alaska Republican said she will vote against cloture on Barrett's nomination, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, explaining that she believes Barrett's confirmation vote should happen after Election Day.

"While I oppose the process that has led us to this point, I do not hold it against her as an individual who has navigated the gauntlet with grace, skill and humility. I will vote no on the procedural votes ahead of us, but yes to confirm Judge Barrett when the question before us is her qualification to be an associate justice," Murkowski explained.

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