• Mitch McConnell Defends Blocking Merrick Garland

    8 days ago - By Fortune

    Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell defended his decision to block former President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland after pushing President Donald Trump's nominee Brett Kavanaugh through his confirmation process .
    “You have to go back to 1880 to find last time a Senate controlled by a different party from the president confirmed a Supreme Court justice to a vacancy created in the middle of a presidential election,” McConnell said on CBS's Face the Nation Sunday morning, turning to historical precedent.
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