Ahead of a GOP Senate leadership meeting tonight, GOP Sen. John Cornyn was asked if the Senate would confirm a Trump nominee in a lame-duck session if Joe Biden wins the presidency.
His response: “You mean while we're still in our term office, and President Trump is? Of course.”
Cornyn, a member of the leadership team, was asked if the vote could happen before the election. He said that it typically takes more than two months and added that the ones that happened quicker were consensus nominees.
“You know, it's sort of like a vaccine — I’m for doing vaccine when it's safe and effective. But I'm not for accelerating the process just for that," he said,
Asked about taking the opposite position in 2016, Cornyn said, “That’s because President Obama was term limited out.”
A full meeting of Senate Republicans is scheduled for Tuesday.