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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 .

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 . 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.

Trump: I would fill Supreme Court vacancy before 2020 election© Greg Nash Trump: I would fill Supreme Court vacancy before 2020 election

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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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday if a Supreme Court vacancy occurs during next year's presidential election , he would work to confirm a nominee appointed by President Donald Trump .

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

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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