Protesters gather outside Mitch McConnell’s home amid to fill justice supreme court seat
A few hundred protesters gathered outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s, R-Ky. home on Saturday amid pushes to quickly fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Demonstrators showed up outside of McConnell’s home at around noon, local news reported. Louisville Metro police officers arrived just before 1 p.m. and started to disperse the crowd as well as cars that were blocking the roadway in front of McConnell’s home.
McConnell vowed to call a vote for Trump’s nominee, but Democrats countered that Republicans should follow the precedent that GOP legislators set in 2016 by refusing to consider a Supreme Court choice in the run-up to an election.
The impending clash over the vacant seat — when to fill it and with whom — scrambles the stretch run of a presidential race for a nation already reeling from the pandemic that has killed nearly 200,000 people, left millions unemployed and heightened partisan tensions and anger.
McConnell pledged to Trump in a phone call Friday night to bring the choice to a vote though he has not said if it would be before the election. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said any selection should come after Nov. 3. “Voters should pick the president and the president should pick the justice to consider,” he said.