Mitch McConnell: ‘American People Simply Will Not Tolerate’ Democrats Blocking SCOTUS Nominee
McConnell: "The American people simply will not tolerate" Democrats blocking Trump's SCOTUS nominee https://t.co/9b6sqFrQTM
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During a news conference this afternoon on Capitol Hill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) unironically stated that “the American people simply will not tolerate” the blocking of President-elect Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
Saying that he hoped Democrats would give Trump’s Cabinet appointees the same treatment Republicans did in President Barack Obama’s first term, McConnell then took a shot at Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s position on potentially leaving the seat open indefinitely.
“That’s kind of an expansion of the Biden Rule,” McConnell said, going on to explain that the rule was to not confirm a Supreme Court nominee in the middle of a presidential year. “Which was my view last year,” the Majority Leader added, referring back to the nearly year-long Republican block on confirming the Merrick Garland nomination.
After saying “there’s a new standard now” on never confirming a SCOTUS nominee, McConnell claimed that is “something the American people simply will not tolerate.”
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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