He noted Murray’s Democratic colleague, Sen. Maria Cantwell, voted against the 2006 filibuster.
Murray rejected the comparison, noting Alito was not denied due consideration in the Senate.
“I met with him. There was a hearing. I listened to the entire hearing. At the end of the day, he did not get my vote,” Murray said.
Asked whether she’d retaliate against Republicans by refusing to consider a court nominee if a Republican president picks one in the future, Murray said, “No, I would not.”
“I think our country would be at peril if we don’t respect our courts and give nominees of the other party, which I have done, the opportunity to be heard, have committee hearings, and then make a personal decision on whether you are a yes or not vote,” she said.