Cruz on confirming Trump’s Supreme Court nominee: ‘We have the votes’
From The Hill:
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) predicted on Tuesday that Republicans will have the votes to confirm President Trump‘s Supreme Court pick, even as a coronavirus outbreak in GOP circles has cast new doubt on the party’s ambitious timeline.
“I’m very confident. I believe we have the votes. I believe we’ll get it done,” Cruz said during a Washington Post Live interview. “As I see it, we have a solid 51 votes right now. And from the conversations in the conference, I don’t see that changing.”
Cruz’s remarks are the latest sign that Republicans are preparing to plow forward, even as three GOP senators have tested positive for the coronavirus and another three GOP senators, including Cruz, have tested negative but are self-isolating. One of the senators who tested positive said he was willing to come to the Senate in a “moon suit” to help confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett.