McConnell and Trump Amy Coney planned a Barrett nomination for the night. Died Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Says Report

When the rest of America was still shocked by the news that Ruth Bader Ginsburg Supreme Court had died at the age of 87, Senator Mitch McConnell had already launched a plan to replace her. According to the PBS report Frontline, the Senate Majority Leader on the night of Ginsburg’s death, called President Donald Trump to issue his instructions. – McConnell said [Trump] two things, ”said Josh Holmes, McConnell’s former chief of staff to PBS. “McConnell said I’m going to issue a statement first that says we’re going to fill the vacancy. Second, he said, you have to nominate Amy Coney Barrett. After Ginsburg’s death, his grandson issued a statement stating that the “most ardent wish” of the judiciary was not to fill his seat before the new president took office. After the death of Judge Antonin Scalia in 2016, McConnell refused to consider Obama’s candidate, Merrick Garland, for more than eight months before the presidential election.

Read here: PBS Frontline