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Democrats Demand Delay on Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee Until After Midterms

HeadlineJun 28, 2018

Senate Democrats lack enough votes to block Trump’s nominee, but are pushing for the confirmation process to occur after the midterm elections—just over four months away. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has rejected that idea, even though in 2016 he refused to hold hearings in an election year for then-President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: “I have every confidence in Chairman Grassley’s conduct of the upcoming confirmation process in the Judiciary Committee. It’s imperative that the president’s nominee be considered fairly and not subjected to personal attacks.”

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