Mitch McConnell on Supreme Court Nominations

Quotes by Senator Mitch McConnell on Confirming Supreme Court Nominations

THEN
NOW


2016
2018 - 2020

Mitch McConnell Supreme Court Nominations Then
Mitch McConnell Supreme Court Nominations Now


#MitchMcConnell 2/13/16: "This ❲Supreme Court❳ vacancy should not be filled until we have a new President." » #McConnell 6/27/18: "We will…confirm Justice Kennedy’s successor this fall." Click To Tweet

Quotes by Senator Mitch McConnell on Confirming Supreme Court Nominations

THEN

2016

Mitch McConnell Supreme Court Nominations Then

9 months before 2016 election:

“The American people‎ should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new President.”
- Feb 13, 2016

The Hill, Feb 13, 2016
McConnell: Don't replace Scalia until after election

(retrieved 6/27/18)

NOW

2018 - 2020

Mitch McConnell Supreme Court Nominations Now

5 months before 2018 election:

“The Senate stands ready to fulfill its constitutional role by offering advice and consent on President Trump’s nominee to fill this vacancy. We will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy’s successor this fall.”
June 27, 2018 -
“[Should a Supreme Court seat open in 2020] Oh, we’d fill it.”
May 29, 2019 -
“If you’re asking me a hypothetical about whether this Republican Senate would confirm a member of the Supreme Court due to a vacancy created this year — yeah, we would fill it.”
Feb 13, 2020 -

Fox News (via Axios), Feb 13, 2020
McConnell says he would fill Supreme Court vacancy if it opened this year

(retrieved 2/15/20)


#MitchMcConnell 2/13/16: "This ❲Supreme Court❳ vacancy should not be filled until we have a new President." » #McConnell 5/29/19: "❲Should a Supreme Court seat open in 2020❳ Oh, we’d fill it." Click To Tweet


“One of my proudest moments was when I looked at Barack Obama in the eye and I said, ‘Mr. President, you will not fill this Supreme Court vacancy.'”

Mitch McConnell, August 6, 20161Snopes, Feb 2, 2017
Did Mitch McConnell Say One of His Proudest Moments Was Telling Obama ‘You Will Not Fill This Supreme Court Vacancy’?
retrieved 6/27/18