Republican Senator to Oppose Trump Court Pick

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Tuesday that she will oppose a controversial circuit court pick by President Trump ahead of a vote this week.

Collins, the first Republican senator to announce their opposition to Chad Readler’s nomination for the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, said she was opposing the pick over his role in a case involving pre-existing conditions.

“Rather than defend the law and its protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions – such as asthma, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease – Mr. Readler’s brief in Texas v. United States argued that they should be invalidated,” Collins said.

“Given Mr. Readler’s role in the government’s failure to defend provisions under current law that protect individuals with pre-existing conditions, I will oppose his confirmation to the bench,” Collins added.

Read more at The Hill.