McConnell won’t rule out blocking possible Biden supreme court pick
Senate minority leader says he will ‘cross those bridges when I get there’ as expert says court may have reached a ‘turning point’
, the Senate minority leader was asked if he would “mount a blockade” should a vacancy arise with Republicans holding the Senate and Democrats the White House.McConnell famously did just that in 2016, when he denied a hearing to Merrick Garland, Barack Obama’s pick to replace the late conservative justice Antonin Scalia. That held open a seat eventually filled by Neil Gorsuch, the first of three conservatives installed under Donald Trump.
“Cross those bridges when I get there, we are focusing on 22,” McConnell told Politico, referring to the midterm elections in a variation on a themewith which he has already infuriated liberals, saying it was “highly unlikely” he would let Biden confirm a justice in 2024, the year of the next presidential contest.
“I don’t rule anything in or out about how to handle nominations if I’m in the majority position,” McConnell said.The Kentucky senator was in the majority position in September 2020, when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a liberal lion, died less than two months before a presidential election. headtopics.com
Ignoring his claim in the case of Garland that no justice should be installed in an election year, McConnell oversaw the swift confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett on a 52-48 vote, the first in modern times with no support from the minority party. Read more: The Guardian »
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McConnell is to the Republican Party what Pelosi is to the Democrats. 2 relics of the past that need to step down because right now they are equally doing everything they can to destroy Democracy for their own self interests. Of course. The DEVIL‼ As the the senate has equal numbers of Democrats and republicans can he actually block anything given that Biden has the decisive vote in a split senate?
Can't he be prosecuted?
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