Senate Ready for Another Supreme Court Nominee Says McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is signaling that he is ready and prepared to move another Supreme Court nominee from President Trump through Senate confirmation.

Even if it’s during the 2020 presidential election season if another seat were to become available then. “We’ll see if there is a vacancy in 2020,” McConnell said in an appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

When asked Sunday whether moving a Trump nominee in 2020 would break the precedent he himself set in 2016, McConnell argued that a Senate case in 1880 justified blocking a nominee in the specific situation in which the Senate is controlled by the party opposing the president.

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