Then and now: What McConnell and others said about Merrick Garland in 2016 vs. after Ginsburg's death

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What Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham have said about Supreme Court vacancies since 2016.
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Will McConnell Win Again?
President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are gearing up for a massive confirmation fight. The raging battle is over the replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. In 2016, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked President Barack Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to fill an open SCOTUS seat. At the time McConnell argued against filling a SCOTUS vacancy during an election year.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

American lawyer and jurist
Coney Barrett, a 48-year-old U.S. Court of Appeals judge nominated by President Donald Trump, fills the seat left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept...
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At an outdoor White House ceremony late Monday, Judge Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in by Justice Clarence Thomas after the Senate approved her nomination. She is..
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Merrick Garland

American judge

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Republican Senator from Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader
Ignoring cries of blatant hypocrisy, the Senate leader pushed through pre-election approval, capping off his reshaping of the judiciary.
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Our View: Rush to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett by Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell betrays voters casting their verdict.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is prepared coronavirus relief bill to the floor Wednesday that is expected to fail. (Oct. 21)
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Supreme Court of the United States

Highest court in the United States
The addition of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court potentially breaks the deadlock after last week's 4-4 decision allowing Pennsylvania's extended mail-in..
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As the Biden campaign fights to win the battleground state, a court decision has spurred an all-out effort to track down every last vote.
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There will be no slow transition for Justice Amy Coney Barrett as she takes her seat on the Supreme Court.
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Amy Coney Barrett has been sworn in as the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Mark Chenoweth, executive director of the New Civil Liberties Alliance and..
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In a 5-3 ruling, the Supreme Court's conservative majority sided with Republicans in blocking a request to extend Wisconsin's mail-in ballot deadline. CBS News..
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Lindsey Graham

United States Senator from South Carolina
"I felt terrible after the first debate, to be honest with you," said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., after the last debate. "I feel great tonight."
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Despite Democrats' boycotting the meeting Thursday morning, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham proceeded with a party-line vote to advance the..
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Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said he hoped it would give the panel "leverage" to secure testimony from the CEOs.
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