Tester Statement on Supreme Court Nominee

U.S. Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to be an Associate Supreme Court Justice:

“Four years ago, McConnell and his allies made up a rule that the Senate can’t vote on a Supreme Court nominee eight months before an election—a rule they now intend to break by ramming one through just days before election day when hundreds of thousands of Montanans will have already voted. Regardless of the nominee, I believe there aren’t different sets of rules for Democrats and Republicans, and we must follow McConnell’s precedent: giving the American people a voice in this selection by filling the vacancy when the next President is sworn in, no matter who that is.”