McConnell says 'highly unlikely' he'd let Biden fill SCOTUS vacancy in 2024 if GOP flips Senate

If McConnell becomes majority leader again, he also won't rule out not allowing a Supreme Court confirmation hearing if Biden tried to fill a vacancy in 2023.

6/14/2021 9:02:00 PM

Senate Minority Leader McConnell says it's 'highly unlikely' he'd let President Biden fill a Supreme Court vacancy during the 2024 election cycle if Senate Republicans win back the majority.

If McConnell becomes majority leader again, he also won't rule out not allowing a Supreme Court confirmation hearing if Biden tried to fill a vacancy in 2023.

Erin Scott / ReutersJune 14, 2021, 5:34 PM UTCByRebecca ShabadWASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., signaled Monday that if Republicans were to win back the majority next year, he wouldn’t allow President Joe Biden to fill a Supreme Court vacancy during the 2024 election cycle — and he may not even allow a hearing in 2023 if a seat needed to be filled then.

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In an interview with conservative radio show host Hugh Hewitt, McConnell was asked if he would give a Biden Supreme Court nominee “a fair shot at a hearing” if the person is “not a radical, but a normal mainstream mainstream liberal” if he became majority leader again.

May 11, 202108:13“Well, we’d have to wait and see what happens,” McConnell said about the possibility of a 2023 Supreme Court confirmation hearing, the third year of Biden’s presidency.Asked if he would fill a Supreme Court vacancy in 2024 with a Biden nominee, McConnell suggested he would follow the rule he used in 2016

when he blocked then-President Barack Obama’s high court nominee, Merrick Garland, after Justice Antonin Scalia’s death because it was an election year.“I think in the middle of a presidential election, if you have a Senate of the opposite party of the president, you have to go back to the 1880s to find the last time a vacancy was filled. So I think it’s highly unlikely,” McConnell said Monday about the possibility of confirming a Biden nominee in 2024.

McConnell added that Democrats would employ the same rule if they held the Senate majority and a Republican president nominated a prospective justice in an election year.“What was different in 2020 was we were of the same party as the president,” he said, referring to

Republicans' decision to confirm Justice Amy Coney Barrett last yearafter the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The GOP-controlled Senate at the time confirmed Barrett last October just days ahead of the presidential election that Biden won.Her confirmation cemented a 6-3 conservative majority on the court. Former President Donald Trump was also able to get Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh confirmed during his presidency with the help of Senate Republicans. There have been calls by some progressives for Justice Stephen Breyer, one of the three liberal justices, to retire so that Biden can fill the seat with a younger judge.

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That would probably be his last Dying wish. I don’t know why these old ass politicians that are late in their 70s and think that they’re going to be here 20 years from now or even 5or 10 years from now. They should be going over their living wills. This would a good add buy for the Democratic’s. Bra ha ha ha. What’s new? What a creep

The Minority Leader is sure talking like a Majority Leader, don’t you think? We’d better make sure that never happens again. There’s assets of Putin that tell America that he wants corrupt democracy America this what to us citizens of America when we put people of dark millions in control of America democracy howl Russia Moscow Mitch ,Cruz , democracy in trouble America 🇺🇸🤔💭🇺🇸😷

Well we will NEVER let that happen! Biden going put more judges on court The voice of evil speaking again. Vote blue for all election vote OUT every republicans right down to dog catcher It’s why it’s imperative to expand the democrats’ advantage. Make him, Manchin and Sinema irrelevant moscow must must go!!

'IF' won't happen.

McConnell: I'd block Biden SCOTUS nominee in 2024Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell made clear today that he would block a Supreme Court nominee in 2024 if Republicans take back the chamber Tell me you don’t care about governing without saying you don’t care about governing. lIKE HE'LL STILL BE ALIVE 🤣🤣 Paging the spineless POS in JoeManchinWV

Which means he should be immediately Disqualified from being able to make the Choice, bc . . INSURRECTION, whether done from within the capitol or from outside the capitol is still a threat to Democracy!!! This goes blatantly against the oath he took to be a Senator. Moscow Mitch needs to be expelled.

Anyone suprised? DitchMitch legislation constipation. Flush the son of a mitch. lyndalee3 It's highly unlikely anything will get done if repugnicans win back the majority. Which is why that can't be allowed to happen! This man is just evil. Has there ever been a more mean-spirited or self-serving Leader?

So stop him. Get the vote out. Plan now and execute like crazy Who is this guy TheDemocrats SenateDems why doyou still pretend to be minority? All because of Sen_JoeManchin … do you not know his constituency is marching on him Let's just say I hope he won't be there to worry about it. Someone needs to show this to JoeManchinWV to let him know exactly the state of bipartisanship in the US Senate.

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Minority Ghoul Moscow Mitch Moscow Mitch He wouldn't let him fill one tomorrow if he were still minority leader. Luckily the loser is not. AuditKentucky InvestigateElaineChao never fear posting about Presidential election fraud and Trump 2020 victory covid being man made in a lab and the experimental 💉 not being a vaccine that cheapmasks or handkerchief equivalent don't stop covid simply a placebo

There should be Term Limit for these people.... sitting in the rocking chair for too long. It’s not his choice. He needs to be held countable for his unconstitutional acts. Only God knows who be alive then...see a man imagining vain thing. Man proposes and God dispose. MoscowMitch US is probably the only country in the world where unpopular unelected minority call the shots while elected government watches on helplessly.

It’s a no brainer. Even the dead knows this.

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The continuing story of the GOP........ who knows what Trump has on McConnell or his wife.. and on all the other Republicans! the mafia works the same way… American Evil There has to be some way to stop him. In Kentucky, there have long been rumors that mitch is a closet queen who likes really young boys. He was bounced out of the military for some reason. What is it? Trump's campaign manager was busted for trafficking.

Republicans are out of control! Corrupt Senate minority leader. Just who the hell does he think he is? Mighty sport’n of old Mitch to run both the Republican and Democrat parties while all the other Democrats are off hunting for those extinct Bipartisan-alopes! LeaderMcConnell why would you make a blanket statement like that? It’s petty and unprofessional.

Let's be honest, he is is no longer the bad guy, JoeManchinWV is now. He is killing democracy.

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The many faces of Mitch “Two Faced “ McConnell continue. Sen_JoeManchin, your friend/boss is saying he'll hamper President Biden. Please reconcile that for us mere mortals. Yet it's okay to do it a month before the 2020 elections, this is why Democrats need to get out and vote. American democracy is at stake. VOTEBLUEIN22

Pure evil Hopefully they won’t win again and McConnell will be voted out finally. He’s not for the Country or the American People, he’s still with the mentality of 100 years ago. The GOPs assault on democracy continues and LeaderMcConnell is the leader. We need to kill the filibuster. Pack the courts, make PR and DC states.

So yet again McConnell openly states that only the GQP gets to pick SCOTUS justices. NBC continues to provide nothing more but flaccid transcription and sports coverage. Is anyone really shocked? There is a long standing precedence for this. No Senate has done that. Just ask Merrick Garland. This is why we must PackTheCourt immediately.

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We need term limits. Sick of seeing this dude Prayers for USA.. We need to make sure he isn't in the position to make that decision. killthefillibuster The people of KY, please vote him out. We have to learn that none of their reasons matter. Republicans are going to take what they want whether we come up with the perfect argument against it or not. The only way to stop them is to permanently dedicate some modicum of our time to denying them power.

Stupidity Thanks you mitch Truly a sick group of people, 40% of our country.

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