Lindsey Graham announces embattled Sen. Joni Ernst will vote for whomever Trump nominates to replace RBG
Iowa GOP Sen. Joni Ernst, via the senator's Flickr.

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday announced that GOP members of the body would be united in voting for whomever President Donald Trump nominates to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court.


“The nominee’s going to be supported by every Republican in the Judiciary Committee," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said, as reported by The Washington Post's Aaron Blake.

If Graham is correct, that would mean that Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) would be backing the nomination, despite trailing Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield.

It would also mean Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) is backing the nomination, despite receiving a credible challenge from Cal Cunningham.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) is also apparently a yes, despite his challenge from M.J. Hegar.

Other GOP members of the committee include Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Mike Lee (R-UT), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Mike Crapo (R-ID), John Kennedy (R-LA) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).