MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says he is not looking for a U.S. Supreme Court nominee whose approach to the law has changed over time.
Johnson said in an interview Tuesday on WISN-AM that “I’m not looking for a judge to evolve.”
Johnson says he is looking for a judge that is going to adhere to the law and Constitution as written.
Johnson’s comments come as President Donald Trump is poised to announce his nominee for a vacancy on the Supreme Court. Johnson joined with Republicans last year in blocking then-President Barack Obama’s pick for the vacancy, Merrick Garland.
Johnson says he hopes Democrats will join with Republicans on Trump’s pick and not filibuster the nominee. Republicans hold a 52-48 majority and it takes 60 votes to end a filibuster.