“The historical precedent of election year nominations is that the Senate generally does not confirm an opposing party’s nominee but does confirm a nominee of its own. The Constitution gives the President the power to nominate and the Senate the authority to provide advice and consent on Supreme Court nominees. Accordingly, I intend to follow the Constitution and precedent in considering the President’s nominee.” And with that, Mitt Romney, who opposed his party and president during the impeachment trial, stands with the president on considering a new Supreme Court pick. The move essentially leaves Dems up Mitt Creek without a paddle, other than the ones used to row towards November 3.

+ Speaking of voting, it’s National Voter Registration Day (not to be confused with I’ve Been Standing Outside My Polling Place Since 2016 Day), so make sure your registration is up to date and check in with friends and family. And score yourself a NextDraft get out the vote shirt: Let There Be Light