Joe Biden Would Consider Nominating Merrick Garland To The Supreme Court. Again.
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Joe Biden Would Consider Nominating Merrick Garland To The Supreme Court. Again.

Ryan Grenoble |
July 6, 2019

The judge whose nomination was blocked by Mitch McConnell in 2016 is more than a decade older than Trump's two Supreme Court justices.


Three years ago, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blocked Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court, claiming President Barack Obama had no right to fill a court vacancy in an election year ― a standard he has since said he wouldn’t uphold if a Republican were in office.

That brazen act, aided by a “nuclear” rule change that lowered the vote threshold for advancing a Supreme Court nominee, allowed President Donald Trump to appoint conservative Neil Gorsuch to the stolen seat a year later.

Now, former Vice President Joe Biden says he’d be open to nominating Garland to the Supreme Court again if given the chance.

“I think we should have been a whole heck of a lot harder on [Mitch McConnell],” the 2020 presidential candidate conceded in an interview with the Iowa Starting Line on Friday. 

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