SHOWDOWN: McConnell Responds To Biden Filling Supreme Court Vacancy

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell angered Democrats and the far left in 2016 when he refused to allow then‑U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court to be considered, let alone voted on.

Soon after the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia, then-President Barack Obama quickly nominated Garland, but the Kentucky Republican Senate leader said that any nominee would be pointless because he wasn’t going to allow it to proceed.

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