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Majority Leader McConnell says a Trump Supreme Court nominee will receive vote by full Senate

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WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote on President Donald Trump’s pick to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court, even though it’s an election year.

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The Republican Senate leader issued a statement Friday night, about an hour and a half after the Supreme Court announced the liberal justice’s death from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer.

When conservative Justice Antonin Scalia died in February 2016, also an election year, McConnell refused to act on President Barack Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to fill the opening. The seat remained vacant until after Trump’s surprising presidential victory.

The 2020 election is 46 days away.

McConnell had earlier said he would move to confirm a Trump nominee if there were a vacancy this year.

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      1. 51 votes by a Republican controlled U.S. Senate is a slam dunk. President Trump wins you lose. Get those TDS meds before it’s too late. BTW – How did that obstruction work out for the Democraps with Kavanaugh? LMAO.

    1. No one’s head is exploding. Decent Americans are mourning the loss of an incredible jurist who always supported the best side of the nation. She worked to protect equal rights, the constitution, the downtrodden and poor. Her work on issues to advance womens’ rights will be part of the nation forever.

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