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Mitch McConnell In Favor Of Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee, Despite Blocking Obama’s In 2016


It’s been reported that Ruth Badar Ginsburg’s dying message was “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed." Less than a few hours after her passing, republicans began calling to #FillThatSeat.

Hypocrite of the year award goes to Mitch McConnell, the professional ruiner of lives. In a statement regarding the passing of Justice Ruth Badar Ginsburg, senate majority leader Mitch McConnell made it clear that the Senate will vote on President Trump’s SCOTUS nominee. McConnell explained, “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. President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate”. Reports say that Trump has been rather eager to replace Ginsburg, having been planning her replacement long before her death. Just recently he swooned over the idea of selecting judge Amy Coney Brown to take over the responsibility of being America's next SCOTUS justice.

Democrats were immediately outraged by McConnell's, as McConnell is the same individual who refused to accept Barack Obama’s nomination of judge Merrick Garland to replace the conservative justice Antonin Scalia. Mitch McConnell stated in 2016: “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president”. McConnell’s singing of a different tune in 2020, is being referred to as the most hypocritical act in U.S. political history. McConnell's decision to proceed with a SCOTUS justice nominee, comes a mere 45 days from Election Day. As opposed to the nine month gap between Election Day, when he blocked Obama’s nominee.

As far as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s stance on the situation, he believes whoever is elected president in November should be the one to nominate the next U.S. Supreme Court justice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Biden told reporters, "This was the position the Republican Senate took in 2016 when there were almost 10 months to go before the election. That's the position the United States Senate must take today." Holding McConnell accountable for his blatant play at dirty politics. Attempting to bend the rules to suit the convenience of the Republican Party, and not the people. The decision to advance political strategy in the wake of a death is also a very callas look on their part. Nevertheless, RBG’s death is yet another contributing factor that turns up the volume on this year’s election.

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