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President Trump on Monday said he would make a nomination to the Supreme Court if there’s a vacancy anytime before the 2020 presidential election.
“Would I do that? Of course,” Trump said in an exclusive interview with The Hill when asked if he would try to fill a high court vacancy during election season.
The article goes on to state the following:
The position is an apparent reversal for the president, who as a candidate in 2016 backed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) decision to block President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the high court.
Trump said his position is not in conflict with Republican’s actions with Garland
“They couldn’t get him approved,” Trump explained, referring to Democrats. “That’s the other problem because they didn’t have the Senate. If they had the Senate, they would have done it.”
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) June 24, 2019
In 2016, TRUMP praised @senatemajldr‘s blockade of OBAMA’s SCOTUS nominee.
BUT today, TRUMP said he would “definitely” try to fill a SCOTUS vacancy in 2020. “If there were 3 days left, I’d put somebody up hoping that I could get ‘em done in 3 days, OK?” https://t.co/wJwuCUOuP5
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) June 24, 2019
The reasoning is basically a verbatim, Trumpian translation of McConnell’s. Judges continue to be the issue area with the most overlap with Senate Republicans, both in message and substance. https://t.co/CCzlFeMYOX
— Zach C. Cohen (@Zachary_Cohen) June 24, 2019
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