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Democratic Senate majority needed

Democratic Senate majority needed

When President Barack Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat of Antonin Scalia, Sen. Mitch McConnell said the vacancy would have to wait until a new president took office. "Let the people decide," he said, even though the sitting president was elected by 51 percent of the electorate and had nearly a year left in his term.

Now when it looks like Hillary Clinton may be our next president, Sen. John McCain said that a Republican Senate would oppose any Clinton nominee to the Supreme Court ("Supreme Court stand-off," Oct. 19).This...