His comments come as President Trump and GOP Senate leaders are moving on a Supreme Court nominee following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Friday evening.

“In 2016, nine months before an election, we Republicans said that the next president should fill a Supreme Court vacancy,” Flake, who retired in 2019, tweeted Saturday.

“Today, six weeks before an election, we should hold the same position,” he continued. “Preserving the institution of the Senate should be paramount to any political gain.”