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PoliticsTrump: I would fill Supreme Court vacancy before 2020 election

02:20  25 june  2019
02:20  25 june  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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President Trump on Monday said he would make a nomination to the Supreme Court if there's a vacancy anytime before the 2020 presidential election.

"Would I do that? Of course," Trump said in an exclusive interview with The Hill when asked if he would try to fill a high court vacancy during election season.

The position is an apparent reversal for the president, who as a candidate in 2016 backed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) decision to block former President Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.

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WASHINGTON — When it came to filling a Supreme Court vacancy during the 2016 presidential election year, Senator Mitch McConnell had a constant refrain: Let the people decide. But should a high court seat become open in 2020 , Mr. McConnell has already decided himself.

Trump has appointed two Supreme Court justices since taking office — Neil Gorsuch, who took the seat Garland would have filled , and Brett Kavanaugh. Filling those vacancies , McConnell said, was his first priority after Trump was elected . " I remember election night being surprised like I ’m sure all

But the president denied that his position was an about-face, as Republicans control both the Senate and the White House.

"They couldn't get him approved. That's the other problem because they didn't have the Senate. If they had the Senate, they would have done it," Trump said of the Democrats.

"It depends. I mean, we have the Senate. We have a great Senate. We have great people. If we could get him approved, I would definitely do it. No, I'd do it a lot sooner than that. I'd do it. If there were three days left, I'd put somebody up hoping that I could get 'em done in three days, OK?" he continued.

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