Four GOP Governors, Including Chris Sununu of New Hampshire, Do Not Sign Letter in Support of Judge Amy Coney Barrett
Four Republican governors have declined to sign a letter in support of President Trump's Supreme Court candidate, Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
Of the country's 28 Republican governors, 24 signed a joint letter demanding "swift confirmation" from Barrett. The governors who did not sign were Larry Hogan of Maryland, Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, Phil Scott of Vermont, and Chris Sununu of New Hampshire.
Sununu did not criticize Trump as openly as the three other governors who refrained from signing. In the middle of a re-election campaign, Sununu is currently leading the democratic challenger Dan Feltes in a poll by Saint Anshelm College with 58 to 35 percent.
"As governor, Chris Sununu has no role in the verification process," Sununu campaign spokesman Ben Vihstadt told WMUR News. However, the New Hampshire governor endorsed previous presidential nominees, Neil Gorsuch and Bret Kavanaugh.
Sununu has spoken out in favor of holding Barrett's confirmation hearings.
"I think Judge Barrett will have what I think is appropriate hearing," Sununu said in late September. “What I have always said and I think I speak for a lot of people across the country when I say that the process has to be constitutional, fair and most importantly, some politeness needs to be done. "
The urge by the President and Senate Republicans to confirm Barrett ahead of the November election has sparked violent backlash among Democrats. If confirmed, Barrett will take the former seat of the liberal judiciary, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and secure a Conservative 6-3 majority on the bench.
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