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Republican Senate should vote on any new Supreme Court nomination this year

Editors, Washington Examiner

Here were McConnell’s exact words when announcing his stance against hearings for Garland: “You’d have to go back to 1888, when Grover Cleveland was in the White House, to find the last time a Senate of a different party from the president confirmed a nominee for the Supreme Court in an election year.” And: “A nominee of a Republican president would not be confirmed by a Democratic Senate when the vacancy was created in a presidential election year. That’s a fact.” There is no “Merrick Garland standard” that applies when partisan control is not divided. If a high-court opening occurs this year, President Trump and the Republican Senate have been entrusted by voters to fill it.