(informationliberation) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday night after Ruth Bader Gisburg’s death that President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee to fill her seat “will receive a vote” on the floor of the US Senate.
“In the last midterm election before Justice Scalia’s death in 2016, Americans elected a Republican Senate majority because we pledged to check and balance the last days of a lame-duck president’s second term. We kept our promise. Since the 1880s, no Senate has confirmed an opposite-party president’s Supreme Court nominee in a presidential election year,” McConnell said.
“By contrast, Americans reelected our majority in 2016 and expanded it in 2018 because we pledged to work with President Trump and support his agenda, particularly his outstanding appointments to the federal judiciary. Once again, we will keep our promise,” he said.
“President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”
President Trump was filmed Friday night after his rally in Minnesota reacting to news of Ginsburg’s death.
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