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Mitch McConnell Says Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Will Get a Vote in the Senate, Despite His Own Precedent

Mitch McConnell Says Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Will Get a Vote in the Senate, Despite His Own Precedent

Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, says that he will hold a vote on President Trump‘s nominee to fill the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg‘s seat on the Supreme Court.

Back in March 2016, McConnell blocked the senate from holding a vote for Merrick Garland, who was nominated to the supreme court by Obama.

McConnell said back then that a Supreme Court seat should not be filled in an election year, but now he is only saying it shouldn’t be filled during an election year if the presidency and senate are controlled by different parties.

In a statement he released just minutes after Ginsburg‘s death was announced, McConnell said, “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”

New York’s democratic Senator Chuck Schumer, who is the Senate Minority Leader, opposes the vote.

“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president,” he tweeted.

Ginsburg‘s dying wish was revealed after her death and it involves to vote to replace her.

This is an election year for McConnell as well and in 45 days, he could be voted out of office.

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