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McConnell urges GOP senators to ‘keep your powder dry' on Supreme Court nominee

Added 09-19-20 09:18:02am EST - “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has urged the members of his caucus to "keep your powder dry" regarding their views over voting on a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ba?” - Nypost.com

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has urged the members of his caucus to “keep your powder dry” regarding their views over voting on a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

President Trump’s nominee to fill the seat “will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate,” McConnell said in a letter Friday night, sent just hours after the iconic, 87-year-old jurist died.

McConnell infamously blocked President Barack Obama’s nominee to replace conservative Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016, arguing the in a presidential election year, voters should decide who gets to make the nomination.

“Over the coming days, we are all going to come under tremendous pressure from the press to announce how we will handle the coming nomination,” he wrote in his Friday letter, addressed, “Dear Colleagues.”

“For those of you who are unsure how to answer, or for those inclined to oppose giving a nominee a vote, I urge you all to keep your powder dry,” McConnell (R-Kentucky) wrote. “This is not the time to prematurely lock yourselves into a position you may later regret.”

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