McConnell: Senate Will Vote On Trump Pick To Replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Friday that the Senate will vote on President Trump’s nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, despite this being an election year, The Washington Post reports.
McConnell said in a statement about an hour and a half after the court announced Ginsburg’s death: “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate."
McConnell refused to consider President Obama’s Supreme Court pick in 2016.
Replacing Ginsburg, one of the court’s liberal stalwarts, with a new right-leaning justice would give the court’s conservatives a firm 6-3 majority. Democrats have called for the Senate to wait until after the presidential election.