Sen. Olympia Snowe announced Wednesday she will vote for Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court confirmation, becoming the fourth Republican to say she wll back the nominee.

In a statement, the Maine senator praised her judicial philosophy and her tenure as solicitor general under President Obama. 

“Throughout my tenure in the Senate, I have applied a uniform standard for evaluating nominees for the United States Supreme Court, under both Republican and Democratic administrations,” she said. “I find that Ms. Kagan has met that standard with the strong intellect, respect for the rule of law, and understanding of the important but limited role of the Supreme Court that I believe is required of any Justice.”

Snowe joins GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Richard Lugar (Ind.) and Susan Collins (Maine) in backing Kagan. Her support is another indication that Kagan will have a smooth confirmation vote. 

The Senate is expected to vote on Kagan’s nomination before it breaks for its August recess at the end of next week. 

Last summer, Snowe joined eight of her Republican colleagues in voting for to confirm Justice Sonia Sotomayor.