Cornyn: Gay SCOTUS Nominee? I Think I’m OK With That

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Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, would consider supporting a gay nominee to the Supreme Court, The Hill reports.President Obama is expected to nominate someone to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens in a matter of weeks.

“I’d have to think about that,” Cornyn told The Hill, when asked about the possibility of a gay nominee. “As long as it doesn’t interfere with their job, it’s not a particular issue.”

Cornyn added that he was looking for a candidate who was “satisfied with being an umpire and doesn’t want to be a player.”

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