During a recent live appearance, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked what he and Republicans will do if another vacancy opens up on the Supreme Court in 2020.
He said they would absolutely fill it.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
McConnell Says ‘We’d Fill It’ If Supreme Court Vacancy Opened in 2020
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said Tuesday that Republicans would fill a Supreme Court vacancy in 2020 should one open.
McConnell, who is seeking a seventh term in 2020, addressed the Paducah Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Kentucky, where he was asked by an attendee, “Should a Supreme Court justice die next year, what will your position be on filling that spot?”
After taking a sip of iced tea, McConnell smiled and said, “Oh, we’d fill it,” triggering laughter in the audience. The remarks were first reported by CNN.
McConnell called the confirming of President Donald Trump’s federal judge nominees, which has happened at a breakneck pace under his Senate leadership, the most significant thing he’s done.
“The reason I started with the judges, as important as all these other things are that we’re talking about, if you want to have a long-lasting, positive impact on the country—everything else changes,” he said, pointing to things that could be undone in another election like Republican tax reform. “What can’t be undone is a lifetime appointment to a young man or woman who believes in the quaint notion that the job of a judge is to follow the law.”
Watch the video:
Lots of people on the left are crying foul over this because Republicans didn’t confirm Obama’s last SCOTUS pick in 2016, but it’s not the same thing.
See the tweet below:
This is not at all a reversal — McConnell in 2016 was clear that because voters have delivered a Senate and President of *different* parties, they should be allowed to have their say in the next election. Not so in 2020. https://t.co/S0XOSPeXV1
— Logan Dobson (@LoganDobson) May 29, 2019
Get ready, because if Trump gets to appoint another judge to the Supreme Court, the left will completely lose it.