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McConnell Says He ‘Saved the Supreme Court for a Generation’

  • Senate GOP leader speaks at event in home state of Kentucky
  • ‘Moscow Mitch’ taunts follow McConnell on trip from Washington
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellPhotographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told a crowd in his home state of Kentucky that he “saved the Supreme Court for a generation” by blocking President Barack Obama’s nominees ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

The Republican added that he “led the way” for Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, both nominated to the bench by President Donald Trump.