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McConnell Says Trump Nominee to Replace Justice Ginsburg Will Get Senate Vote

This is an exact reversal from what he did in 2016

On Friday, about an hour after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he will hold a vote on Trump’s nominee to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court created by Ginsburg's passing. In a statement issued just over an hour after the Supreme Court said that Ginsburg had passed, McConnell said the nominee, who has not been named, “will receive a vote on the floor.” 

Trump, battling against former Vice President Joe Biden ahead of November’s presidential election, is expected to move quickly to name a conservative replacement. The president didn’t comment much Friday night beyond telling reporters that Ginsburg “led an amazing life. She was an amazing woman.”

McConnell’s willingness to hold a vote on a Trump nominee marks a contrast to 2016. During the last election cycle, McConnell earned the ire of the left by refusing to hold hearings for former President Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland.

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