President Trump will tell us next week who his pick will be to serve as the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. When he does so, he ought to send a thank you note to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
After all, he’s the reason the President now has a second nominee to the High Court, after he led the GOP effort to oppose the nominee that President Obama put forward during his last year in office. And it’s McConnell who has insisted that the Senate vote on Trump’s forthcoming nominee before the midterm elections—making it extremely difficult for Democratic Senators up for reelection from states that Trump won in 2016, like North Dakota, Missouri, and Indiana—to vote against the president’s nominee.
McConnell doesn’t often get credit for the hard work he does, but he should. Conservatives are on the precipice of another major victory because of the Senate Majority Leader.