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Braun expected to weigh in on filling Supreme Court vacancy

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – On Tuesday, Indiana voters should learn more about Senator Mike Braun’s position on filling the vacant seat on the Supreme Court of the United States.

Photo of Sen. Braun Facebook update. (Provided Photo/Facebook)

At 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday Sen. Braun is hosting a conference call regarding President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court of the United States pick.

Over the last few days, Braun has made it clear on social media that he thinks Amy Coney Barrett would be an excellent nominee. His Facebook post also said that he hopes the president selects Barrett and that bringing a vote to the floor would be “wonderful.”

However, some Hoosier voters took their concerns about the Supreme Court vacancy to his office on Monday.

They gathered outside to make a statement, before making their way to Senator Todd Young’s office.

Protesters outside Sen. Braun’s office (WISH Photo)

The voters are calling on both senators to delay voting on a Supreme Court nominee until after the election.

“I think that we just have to do what the voters want and that is waiting until after the election so we can have a clear choice as to who we nominate to our Supreme Court,” said Belinda Drake, (D) candidate for Indiana State Senate District 32.

“They think we can push through a Supreme Court nominee? We can’t even push through relief from COVID so… It’s 45 days, it’s not enough time,” said Theresa Bruno (D) candidate for Indiana State Senate District 28.

As of Tuesday morning, Senator Todd Young had not released a statement about his opinions regarding filling the Supreme Court seat.

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