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Republicans Divided Over Trump Show Unity On Supreme Court

Oct. 20, 2016, 4:00 AM

Republican Senate candidates trying to escape Donald Trump want voters to think about the U.S. Supreme Court.

Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.), who is campaigning for Minority Leader Harry Reid’s Senate seat, says one of the most important reasons to elect him is so he can vet the next president’s Supreme Court picks. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has said he would support Trump’s picks for the high court, even though he has yet to back the nominee.

But with Trump’s poll numbers in free fall, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) took it to a whole new level Oct. 17 when he said in a ...