Lindsey Graham, the Republican chair of the Senate judiciary committee, has publicly urged older conservative judges to retire, so their places can be filled before a November election in which the party could lose the White House and its Senate majority.
“This is an historic opportunity,” Graham told the conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday. “We’ve put over 200 federal judges on the bench … If you can get four more years, I mean, it would change the judiciary for several generations.
McConnell has made the confirmation of new judges a priority, even during the coronavirus pandemic.
McConnell famously refused to replace Scalia with Merrick Garland, Barack Obama’s nominee, a moderate, the Senate leader citing contested precedent when claiming vacancies should not be filled in an election year.
McConnell has said no such strictures would apply in what could be Trump’s last year in office.
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