Former Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeRepublican former Michigan governor says he’s voting for BidenMaybe they just don’t like cowboys: The president is successful, some just don’t like his styleBush endorsing Biden? Don’t hold your breathMORE (R-Ariz.) said Saturday that Republicans should hold the same position on filling a Supreme Court vacancy in an election year as they did in 2016. 

His comments come as President TrumpDonald John TrumpObama calls on Senate not to fill Ginsburg’s vacancy until after electionPlanned Parenthood: ‘The fate of our rights’ depends on Ginsburg replacementProgressive group to spend M in ad campaign on Supreme Court vacancyMORE and GOP Senate leaders are moving on a Supreme Court nominee following the death of Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgObama calls on Senate not to fill Ginsburg’s vacancy until after electionPlanned Parenthood: ‘The fate of our rights’ depends on Ginsburg replacementProgressive group to spend M in ad campaign on Supreme Court vacancyMORE Friday evening.

“In 2016, nine months before an election, we Republicans said that the next president should fill a Supreme Court vacancy, Flake, who retired in 2019, tweeted Saturday. 

Today, six weeks before an election, we should hold the same position,” he continued. “Preserving the institution of the Senate should be paramount to any political gain.

In 2016, nine months before an election, we Republicans said that the next president should fill a Supreme Court vacancy. Today, six weeks before an election, we should hold the same position. Preserving the institution of the Senate should be paramount to any political gain.

Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) September 19, 2020

In 2016 the Senate GOP blocked a vote for then-President Obamas nominee Merrick GarlandMerrick Brian GarlandObama calls on Senate not to fill Ginsburg’s vacancy until after electionPlanned Parenthood: ‘The fate of our rights’ depends on Ginsburg replacementProgressive group to spend M in ad campaign on Supreme Court vacancyMORE because it was during an election year. Those same leaders are now calling for a vote on a Supreme Court nominee less than two months before the election. 

Flake, a frequent critic of Trump, is one of a few Republicans who have come out as opposing a vote on a Supreme Court nominee. 

Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSenate Republicans face tough decision on replacing GinsburgDemocratic senator calls for eliminating filibuster, expanding Supreme Court if GOP fills vacancyWhat Senate Republicans have said about election-year Supreme Court vacanciesMORE (R-Maine) a moderate defending her seat in a state Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhat Senate Republicans have said about election-year Supreme Court vacanciesBipartisan praise pours in after Ginsburg’s deathTrump carries on with rally, unaware of Ginsburg’s deathMORE won in 2016 said Saturday that she would not support a vote on a nominee this year, which Trump pointed out during a campaign rally Saturday evening. 

Sen. Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerSenate Republicans face tough decision on replacing GinsburgWhat Senate Republicans have said about election-year Supreme Court vacanciesChamber of Commerce endorses McSally for reelectionMORE (R-Colo.), who is up for reelection and behind in the polls in another state Clinton won, skirted the issue of timing during a town hall Saturday.