The moderate Missouri Republican demurs amid this legal inevitability . . .
His explanation is politic and won't make anyone happy . . .
"Initially, my sense is that the president certainly had every good intention and every right in the campaign to talk about putting the first Black woman on the court," Blunt told "This Week" anchor George Stephanopoulos exclusively on Sunday. "I think it's time for that to happen. I was hoping that I could be part of that."
The retiring senator continued, "I think she's certainly going to be confirmed. I think it'll be a high point for the country to see her go on the court. But I don't think she's the kind of judge that will really do the kind of work that I think needs to be done by the court. And I won't be supporting her, but I'll be joining others and understanding the importance of this moment."
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Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, a member of Republican leadership, said he will not vote to support President Joe Biden's Supreme Court nominee, Ketanji Brown Jackson, for her historic confirmation to the nation's highest court, citing disagreements with her judicial philosophy.
Jackson is expected to be confirmed by the Senate, which is divided 50-50 along party lines. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is the only Republican so far to announce support for Jackson's nomination. Blunt had been seen as a possible Republican vote for Jackson as well.
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) on Sunday became the latest Republican senator to indicate that he would vote against confirming Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson but said he would be "joining others in understanding the importance of this moment." "My sense is that the president certainly had every good intention and every, every right in...
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