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McConnell says Senate won't consider Supreme Court nomination even after election

McConnell says Senate won't consider Supreme Court nomination even after election

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, doubling down on his opposition to President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, said Sunday that there’s no way the Republican-controlled Senate will hold a confirmation vote — not even after the November election.

In the party-line fight over whether to hold a confirmation vote on Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, Republicans have insisted on allowing the next president fill the seat vacated by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. But that has raised speculation about what might happen if a Democrat wins in November: Would the GOP members of the Senate relent and accept Garland, who has a relatively moderate record? Or would...

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