Unfortunately it is not likely to be in a good way - just watch the permantanned turd try to rush in a new SCOTUS nominee with just over six weeks left until the Presidential election alongside Republican sycophants who were screaming blue murder about nominating as such in an election year four years ago when Obama was in office. If he ends up managing to get one fast tracked in before 3rd November, then goodbye any semblance of objectivity if the presidential election results doesn't deliver an outright Biden win.
Yes, Antonin Scalia passed away in February 2016 and Mitch McConnell pulled a new rule from his ass stating that the empty seat should only be appointed by the winner of the upcoming November 2016 election. The GOP controlled the Senate at the time and so the new "rule" passed, even though Obama had nominated Merrick Garland by then.
As things stand at the moment, the most likely outcome in November is:crabcakes_windermere wrote: ↑Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:07 pmNot enough time to confirm in the senate now before November, so the key issue is now flipping the senate. If the Dems manage it, and hold the House of Representatives, then whoever they nominate is going nowhere.
The election was important enough already, but this cranks it up even further.
Yep, because as well as refusing Merrick Garland a hearing, McConnell also stated that if Clinton won the election he'd refuse to hold confirmation hearings for the entirety of her Presidential term. Keeps the court at 4-4 so in the event of a tied decision, the lower court verdict stands.but the McConnell-led Senate would still refuse a Biden nomination as per the 2016 shenanigans
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