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McConnell Suggests He’d Block a 2024 Biden Supreme Court Pick

June 14, 2021, 5:37 PM

Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell said it’s “highly unlikely” he’d let President Joe Biden fill a Supreme Court vacancy in 2024 if Republicans retake control of the chamber next year.

McConnell indicated he’d apply the same rationale as he did when Republicans blocked President Barack Obama’s pick of Merrick Garland in 2016 -- that a court vacancy shouldn’t be filled in an election year when control of the Senate and the White House is split between the two parties.

Mitch McConnell
Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

In an interview on Hugh Hewitt’s syndicated radio show Monday, McConnell said blocking Garland and thus clearing the way ...

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