McConnell Would Fill Potential Supreme Court Vacancy In 2020, Reversal Of 2016 Stance

The Senate majority leader told an audience in Kentucky if a vacancy were to occur in the election year "we'd fill it," after refusing to allow a vote on President Obama's nominee in 2016.

In 2016, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell R-Ky., refused to hold a hearing on President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, saying it was an election year, and the American people "deserved a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court

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