Like many of his fellow Democrats, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) is calling on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to delay a vote on President Trump’s eventual nominee to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s vacancy on the Supreme Court.
No vote should take place in 2018, Democrats argue, because McConnell blocked President Obama’s nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, in 2016. But that misses McConnell’s point, which was about a president nominating a justice in his final months in office.
So, what did Nelson say about voting for Garland in 2016? How does it compare to his Wednesday declaration that a vote should be delayed? For answers to those questions, become an AR Intel Insider and read on!