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Sen. Mitch McConnell Suggests Republicans Won’t Confirm Biden SCOTUS Nominees After 2022 Election

HeadlineJun 15, 2021

On Capitol Hill, three Senate Republicans voted with Democrats Monday to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The court is widely seen as a stepping stone to a nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Her confirmation came as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Republicans would refuse to confirm any of President Biden’s nominees to the Supreme Court in 2024, should a vacancy open. McConnell spoke Monday with conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt.

Sen. Mitch McConnell: “I think it’s highly unlikely. In fact, no, I don’t think either party, if it controlled — if it were different from the president, would confirm a Supreme Court nominee in the middle of an election.”

During the same interview, McConnell hinted he would also stonewall a Biden Supreme Court nominee in 2023, should Republicans take control of the Senate.

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