In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during a committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Credit: Greg Nash / AP

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said she doesn’t support taking up a Supreme Court nomination so close to the Nov. 3 election.

Murkowski joined Maine Sen. Susan Collins among Republicans opposed to confirming a successor to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the election. President Donald Trump has said he will announce a nominee this week to fill the seat following her death on Friday.

Republicans hold a 53-47 edge in the Senate. If there were a 50-50 tie, it could be broken by Vice President Mike Pence.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has pledged to move forward but hasn’t set a timetable.

Murkowski said in a statement that for weeks she has taken this position about a potential nomination so close to the election.

“Sadly, what was then a hypothetical is now our reality, but my position has not changed,” she said.

She said it’s consistent with her stand in 2016 when the GOP-led Senate did not act on President Barack Obama’s election-year nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.