John McCain backs off promise Republicans would block Clinton Supreme Court nominees

October 18, 2016 12:58 AM

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An issue that has been mostly absent from this year's Senate campaigns -- the fate of the Supreme Court -- suddenly erupted Monday after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., indicated during a talk-radio appearance that Republicans would move to block any high-court nominee made by a President Hillary Clinton should the Democratic nominee win.

McCain made his remarks on WPHT-AM radio in Philadelphia, during an interview in support for fellow Sen. Patrick Toomey, R-Pa.: "I promise you that we will be united against any Supreme Court nominee that Hillary Clinton, if she were president, would put up," he said. "I promise you. This is where w...

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