In 2016, McConnell refused to consider President Barack Obama’s choice for the high court months ahead of the election, eventually preventing a vote. We are talking about the Constitution and the Supreme Court. Typically it takes several months to vet and hold hearings on a Supreme Court nominee, and time is short ahead of the election. Democrats immediate denounced McConnell’s move as hypocritical, pointing out that he refused to call hearings for Merrick Garland, Obama’s pick, 237 days before the 2016 election. In the hours before Ginsburg’s death, Trump trailed Biden in national polling but the race was much tighter in battleground states.
Source: Hindustan Times September 19, 2020 04:22 UTC