Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File,” Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) told host Megyn Kelly there was little chance that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) would allow any nominee appointed by President Barack Obama to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the late Antonin Scalia to be brought to U.S. Senate for confirmation.
“There is no doubt that by following what Mitch McConnell, our leader – the Republican leader has said, we’re not going to bring this nominee up this year. He’s doing exactly what Harry Reid would do if he in the majority at this time. I’ve seen these fights. I’ve seen them go on for quite a long time. Mitch McConnell used to serve on the Judiciary Committee. He understands this completely. So we’re just not going to move this nominee because it’s going to allow the next president to fill this seat. It’s a decisive seat on the court. We’ve lost a great brilliant conservative justice that will be impossible, really, to replace. So I think the American people will be able to elect someone and that person will get to make the nomination.”
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