Senator Mitch McConnell Talks Obligation for Senate to Fill Supreme Court Seat, Mocks Sen. Schumer on Senate Floor

McConnell, the Senate majority leader, made clear Monday that he will press ahead with the confirmation process 43 days before the election, shrugging off criticism that his actions were brazenly hypocritical. In 2016, McConnell (R-Ky.) refused to consider President Barack Obama’s nominee for a court vacancy eight months before the election, insisting voters should have a say.

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