McConnell vows to block possible Supreme Court nominees ahead of 2024 election

Former President Donald Trump’s administration is notable for its addition of three justices to the U.S. Supreme Court — the most of any president since Richard Nixon.

As one top Republican recently suggested, Democrats who are hoping that President Joe Biden will make some appointments of his own are likely to be disappointed.

“We’ll have to wait and see what happens”

According to The Hill, Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) provided his stance on the issue during a recent radio interview with host Hugh Hewitt, describing his intention to block Democratic nominees ahead of the 2024 election if his party wins back a majority in next year’s midterm elections.

“I think it’s highly unlikely — in fact, no, I don’t think either party, if it were different from the president, would confirm a Supreme Court nominee in the middle of an election,” he said.

In fact, he left open the possibility that even a nominee advanced in 2023 might not receive a vote.

“We’ll have to wait and see what happens,” McConnell said.

Of course, the rhetoric led to outrage among progressive critics online, with some calling on liberal Justice Stephen Breyer to step down from the bench while Democrats still hold a slim majority.

“Another blockade against Supreme Court nominees”

MSNBC producer Steve Benen expressed such a sentiment on Twitter, writing: “For the love of all that is good in the world, is Stephen Breyer listening to Mitch McConnell talk about plans for another blockade against Supreme Court nominees?”

For his part, Breyer reportedly said last week that he has hesitations about retiring in response to the growing pressure for him to do so, fearing that the move would be interpreted as blatantly partisan.

If McConnell is successful in holding any vacancy open until the 2024 presidential race, it would likely make the Supreme Court a top election issue.

Trump on a platform promising to reshape the federal judiciary, and a review of his term by Pew Research revealed that he had considerable success in that regard.

According to that report, he appointed 54 federal appellate judges — or only one shy of the number appointed by President Barack Obama during two four-year terms.

Share on facebook
Share To Facebook

Welcome to our comments section. We want to hear from you!

Any comments with profanity, advocacy of violence, harassment, personally identifiable information or other violations will be removed. If you feel your comment has been removed in error please contact us!

11 Responses

  1. Here is Job opportunity for everyone! Because of Corona Work from comfort of your home, on your computer And you can work with your own working hours. You can work this job As part time or As A full time job. You can Earns up to $1000 per Day by way of work is simple on the web. It’s easy, just follow instructions on home page,

    read it carefully from start to finish Check The Details…… http://www.Paybuzz1.com

    1. I am making a good salary from home $6580-$7065/week , which is amazing under a year ago I was jobless in a horrible economy. I thank God every day I was blessed with these instructions and now it’s my duty to pay it forward and share it with Everyone,

      Here is I started.…………… https://www.CashApp1.Com

      1. I make up to $90 an hour working from my home. My story is that I quit working at Walmart to work online and with a little effort I easily bring in around $40h to $86h… Someone was good to me by sharing this link with me, so now i am hoping i could help someone else out there by sharing this link…

        Try it, you won’t regret it!…………. https://www.paybuzz1.com

  2. I am making a good salary from home $6580-$7065/week , which is amazing under a year ago I was jobless in a horrible economy. I thank God every day I was blessed with these instructions and now it’s my duty to pay it forward and share it with Everyone,

    Here is I started.…………… https://www.CashApp1.Com

  3. You Might Like
  4. I am making a good salary from home $6580-$7065/week , which is amazing under a year ago I was jobless in a horrible economy. I thank God every day I was blessed with these instructions and now it’s my duty to pay it forward and share it with Everyone,

    Here is I started.…………… https://Www.Jobcash1.com

  5. I make more then $12,000 a month online. It’s enough to comfortably replace my old jobs income, especially considering I only work about 11 to 12 hours a week from home. I was amazed how easy it was after I tried it…GOOD LUCK..
    HERE ➤➤ https://www.CashApp3.com

  6. For Facebook User’s, Here I looked at the paycheck of $9103 , I be certain that my friend who like actually taking home money in their spare time at their laptop. . there friend had bean doing this 4 weeks less than and bought a great Bugatti Veyron……

    Open this web……–>> http://www.newapp7.com

  7. I get paid over $190 per hour working from home with 2 kids at home. I never thought I’d be able t0 do it but my best friend earns over 15k a month doing this and she convinced me to try. The potential with this is endless.
    HERE……………………… ➤➤ http://www.Cash44.club

  8. Here is Job opportunity for everyone! Because of Corona Work from comfort of your home, on your computer And you can work with your own working hours. You can work this job As part time or As A full time job. You can Earns up to $1000 per Day by way of work is simple on the web. It’s easy, just follow instructions on home page,

    read it carefully from start to finish Check The Details…… http://www.Paybuzz1.com

  9. $16,000 or even more is very simple and easy to earns while staying and working online. start receiving paychecks every month simply by doing work online. i recently received $17493 in my bank of my last month’s working. i just gave this job 2 hours maximum from my day. simple and easy home based job. go here for info …………….>>>>http://snag4.com/

  10. I am making a good salary from home $6580-$7065/week , which is amazing under a year ago I was jobless in a horrible economy. I thank God every day I was blessed with these instructions and now it’s my duty to pay it forward and share it with Everyone,

    Here is I started.…………… https://www.CashApp1.Com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Latest Posts