McConnell: If A Democrat Wins The White House In 2020, I’ll Give His SCOTUS Pick A Hearing And Vote

In a sane world, this wouldn’t even be a question.

The Hill reports:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says he would give a new Democratic president’s nominee to the Supreme Court a hearing and vote in 2021, but isn’t making any promises that person would win confirmation in a GOP-controlled Senate.

McConnell noted that two of President Richard Nixon’s Supreme Court nominees failed to pass the Senate and warned the same fate could befall a newly-elected Democratic president if he or she nominated someone Republicans considered too far to the left.

“A lot of it depends on the timing of the vacancy. Obviously if you have a vacancy in the first year of a term of a president, you’re not going to fail to fill that vacancy for a very lengthy period of time, no matter what the political composition is,” McConnell told reporters.

The issue is moot, of course, if Dems flip the Senate.