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"Didn’t work hard enough": Trump suggests Obama was too lazy to appoint judges on "Fox & Friends"

Fact: Mitch McConnell blocked former President Barack Obama’s nominee for months ahead of the 2016 election



Travis Gettys
September 21, 2020 3:36PM (UTC)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story

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President Donald Trump suggested his predecessor was too lazy to fill judicial vacancies.

The president is rushing ahead with a nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court, although Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blocked President Barack Obama's nominee for months ahead of the 2016 election.

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"You know, we won the election, and elections have consequences," Trump told "Fox & Friends." "It's called you pick people from the Supreme Court, and you pick judges, too. We have, we're going to have almost 300, about 300 judges at the end of my first term, which will be a record."

"It's a record, and that happened because President Obama left us a tremendous number of justices and judges that he couldn't, either couldn't fill or didn't work hard enough, or maybe he thought Hillary [Clinton] was going to win, and he didn't push it," he added.


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