President Trump on Monday said he would make a nomination to the Supreme Court if there’s a vacancy 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.
But the president denied that his position was an about-face from his position as a candidate in 2016, when he backed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to block former President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the high court since now the 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 Democrats.
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