Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan takes stance on Supreme Court nominee before election

MARYLAND — Republican Gov. Larry Hogan says he believes it would be a mistake for his party to “ram through” a nomination to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court before the November election.

The Maryland governor, who has said he will consider running for president in 2024 made the comments today in an interview for The Texas Tribune Festival. This comes after President Donald Trump has said he plans to nominate Ginsburg’s replacement this week, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made it clear that he plans to hold a vote on the nomination with Election Day being less than two months away.

In a tweet, Hogan said “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 adds that the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shouldn’t be allowed to “create more division in our country.”

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