GOP Wants Next Supreme Court Justice by October

Sense of urgency stressed by Cornyn

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Senate Republicans hope to seat a new justice on the Supreme Court by the start of the next term, which could require a rapid confirmation process in the face of heated political opposition from Democrats.

“If we are going to have a fully functioning court when they convene in October, that would seem to convey a sense of urgency,” Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, told the Washington Examiner.

The Senate typically takes more than two months to confirm a Supreme Court justice from the time the president chooses a nominee.

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