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Senator Mitch McConnell Speaks in Ashland

He said a nominee should interpret the law as it is written in the constitution.

ASHLAND, KY (WOWK) - Senator Mitch McConnell, while visiting his home state of Kentucky, chimed in on what would make a top choice for the Supreme Court. 

Sen. McConnell told a gathering at the Ashland Alliance Luncheon that the person selected for the highest court will probably be in their 40's or 50's so they will be on the bench for many years.

He said a nominee should interpret the law as it is written in the constitution, not create policy from the bench. 

"And if you're a Litigant it means you got a fair shot to be before somebody who's not result oriented. Who doesn't have an opinion already because they don't like what group you belong to or they don't like it because you have too much money or too little money. In other words a fair shake," said Sen. McConnell.

Long-time Justice Anthony Kennedy announced last week that he is retiring.

President Trump plans to announce his choice to succeed Kennedy on July 9th, 2018.


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