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Droves of protesters descended on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMomentum growing among Republicans for Supreme Court vote before Election Day Trump expects to nominate woman to replace Ginsburg next week Video of Lindsey Graham arguing against nominating a Supreme Court justice in an election year goes viral MORE’s (R-Ky.) home in Kentucky on Saturday after he said President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS reimposes UN sanctions on Iran amid increasing tensions Jeff Flake: Republicans 'should hold the same position' on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016 Trump supporters chant 'Fill that seat' at North Carolina rally MORE’s nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgJeff Flake: Republicans 'should hold the same position' on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016 Trump supporters chant 'Fill that seat' at North Carolina rally Momentum growing among Republicans for Supreme Court vote before Election Day MORE would receive a vote on the Senate floor, even with the presidential election just weeks away.
According to The Courier-Journal and local media, over 100 protesters flocked to McConnell’s home in Louisville. In footage and photos captured from the demonstration, some could be seen holding signs with messages like “Honor Her Wish” and “Ruth Sent Us” and others reading phrases like “Ditch Mitch.” The demonstration reportedly lasted for about three hours. Some protesters had been approached by local police for blocking the street during the protest and at least one demonstrator was arrested, the Courier-Journal reports.
McConnell said late Friday that Trump’s nominee to replace Ginsburg, who said before her death that her "most fervent wish" is not to be replaced until a new president takes office, would receive a vote on the Senate floor.
"Americans reelected our majority in 2016 and expanded it in 2018 because we pledged to work with President Trump and support his agenda, particularly his outstanding appointments to the federal judiciary. Once again, we will keep our promise," McConnell said.
"President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate," McConnell added.
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