Mitch McConnell vows there will be a Senate floor vote on Trump’s nominee to replace Ruth Bader Gingsburg
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at CPAC in 2013. Image: Gage Skidmore/flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Despite refusing to hold a vote after President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland in 2016, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has reversed course and promised a vote on Trump's nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) trolled McConnel by repeating McConnell's exact line on the situation.

But McConnell is singing a different tune with Donald Trump.

"President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate," McConnell said in a statement released Friday.