GOP senators confront past comments on Supreme Court vote

  • Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing June 17 on U.S. trade. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., listens at a hearing with the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. (Anna Moneymaker/New York Times, Pool via AP)

WASHINGTON — Republican senators weighing what to do about the vacancy on the Supreme Court are facing questions about their own past comments amid complaints by Democrats that their views have shifted with changing political reality.