A top Republican senator said Sunday he would not support President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and would vote to confirm him.GOP Sen. John Thune said he would “not” vote for the nominee for the seat vacated by the late Justice Antonin Scalia, whose death last month left Republicans in the minority.
Thune, who is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was one of the first GOP senators to endorse Trump in November, saying his presidency would benefit the country.
Thune has said he is voting for the judge on the bench.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday did not offer a definitive response to Trump’s nominee.
Trump nominated Judge Merrick Garland to fill the seat of Scalia, who died unexpectedly of natural causes in February.
But the president said last month that he would be nominating someone else.