Mitch McConnell Says Trump’s Court Pick Will Get a Vote — And Trump Set to Move Within Days

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Friday, shortly after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, that he would move forward with a vote on whoever President Donald Trump nominates to replace her.

The controversial move, which flies in the face of his refusal to allow a hearing on President Barack Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland in 2016, comes just 46 days before the presidential election.

Ginsburg, who served as a Supreme Court justice for 27 years, dictated a statement days before her death: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

McConnell said in a statement:

In the last midterm election before Justice Scalia’s death
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