Mitch McConnell Launches 2020 Reelection Bid With Clip Bragging About Blocking Obama’s SCOTUS Pick

The Washington Post reports:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday kicked off his 2020 reelection bid with a video highlighting his successful effort to block President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland — a move that helped reshape the court and over which Democrats are still fuming.

The video also includes footage of President Trump hailing McConnell as a “rock-ribbed Kentucky leader” and “one of the most powerful men in the world.” The two Republicans have struck a fragile alliance despite their at times adversarial relationship.

McConnell, 77, is running for a seventh term. He has previously described his 2016 move to block Garland — and the subsequent confirmation of Neil M. Gorsuch after President Trump took office — as one of his proudest moments.