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McConnell says Republicans would fill 2020 Supreme Court vacancy

Jordain Carney, The Hill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Republicans would fill a Supreme Court vacancy even if it occurs during the 2020 presidential election. The Senate GOP leader has viewed confirming judicial nominees as his top priority and one of the party's best chances at having a long-term impact. With 53 seats, Republicans could confirm a nominee over the objections of Democrats. Democrats quickly blasted McConnell over his comments, with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) calling him a "hypocrite." McConnell indicated during an interview with Fox News that which party controls the Senate and the White House is a crucial factor.

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/445866-mcconnell-senate-gop-would-fill-2020-supreme-court-vacancy