McConnell: Confirming Judicial Picks Is a Top Priority in Senate

‘We’re going to continue to confirm judges all year’

McConnell: Confirming Judicial Picks Is a Top Priority in Senate (The Washington Free Beacon)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) told Hugh Hewitt on Thursday that confirming President Donald Trump's judicial picks is a top priority for him.

When asked by Hewitt if he anticipated a vacancy for the Supreme Court this summer, McConnell couldn't say. There has been speculation that at least one of the justices may retire this year, which would make for the second Supreme Court vacancy to be filled by Trump.

"I really don't know. But I'm grateful that you've had an interested in this because I think you, Hugh, have told your listeners from time to time, this is my top priority in the Senate," McConnell said. "Of course, I love the tax bill–I think the tax bill will make an important difference for the country–but when the winds, the political winds shift, we never leave taxes alone. When we did comprehensive tax reform 30 years ago, it lasted four years."

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