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McConnell Says Senate Could Hold Supreme Court Vote Before Election

  • GOP leader doesn’t commit to timeline for Trump nominee
  • Judiciary’s Graham declares ‘We’ve got the votes to confirm’
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell affirmed that the Senate would go ahead with a vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and suggested it could be done before Election Day.

McConnell didn’t commit to meeting Trump’s requested deadline of a confirmation by Nov. 3. But he dismissed claims that there wasn’t enough time to confirm a nominee that quickly. He cited the confirmation of Justice John Paul Stevens in 1975, which took 19 days, and pointed out that the process for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took 42 days.