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Senate Democrats Call for SCOTUS Nominee Vote to Be Taken Up After Midterm Elections

As many suspected, some Democrats in the Senate plan not to confirm President Donald Trump‘s second Supreme Court nominee until next year.

Several Senate Democrats tweeted Wednesday that they plan not to vote on a Supreme Court nominee until after the midterm elections in November, which have the potential to flip the House and the Senate and force President Trump to nominate a more moderate judge than he is planning to tap.

In doing so, Democrats are citing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who refused to hold a nomination hearing for President Barack Obama‘s Court pick Merrick Garland, on the grounds that it was an election year and that the “American people” had a right to a say in the nomination. The move was widely considered a show of obstruction and it deadlocked the Court for over a year.

But this apparently won’t deter Dems from blocking Justice Anthony Kennedy‘s potential replacement, according to their statements on Twitter:

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