June 29, 2022

Mitch McConnell hedges on filling Supreme Court vacancy during Biden presidency

The Supreme Court is currently acting as a stopgap against Democrats’ radical agenda. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is making sure it stays that way.

McConnell said President Joe Biden would not get to confirm another justice in 2024 if he has any say in it, The Guardian reported. Republicans, including McConnell, are hopeful that the 2022 midterms would allow them to retake Congress.

“Cross those bridges when I get there, we are focusing on ’22,” McConnell said to Politico. The GOP leader from Kentucky said it was “highly unlikely” that Biden could get one of his nominees confirmed before the next presidential election in 2024 but would not reveal the methods he’d employ to stop it.

“I don’t rule anything in or out about how to handle nominations if I’m in the majority position,” McConnell said. During former President Barack Obama’s last term, McConnell blocked the nomination of a new justice and left the job to former President Donald Trump who took over in 2016.

However, former Trump found himself in the same position with a vacancy left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2020. This time, McConnell allowed Justice Amy Coney Barret to be nominated and voted in during the last two months of Trump’s administration.

Democrats were outraged at her confirmation that made the court lean 6-3 in favor of originalist judges. Last spring, McConnell warned that Democrats might seek to add justices to the court to ensure their majority as legislation was proposed to do just that early in Biden’s presidency, according to Fox News.

McConnell felt it would be a tactic employed to sway judicial rulings. “Part of the point here are the threats themselves. The left wants a sword dangling over the justices when they weigh the facts in every case,” he said at the time.

Biden is proving to be the radical leftist many feared he was despite his moderate veneer that got him elected. The Supreme Court is the last place to stop Americans from losing their freedoms under this president — and Democrats hate that.

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