McConnell: Blocking Garland led to overturning Roe v. Wade

“It’s the single-most consequential decision I’ve made in my public career,” McConnell said in Kentucky on Wednesday, per Bloomberg. The senator also called the Supreme Court’s opinion “a huge step in the right direction.”

McConnell said that refusing to consider Merrick Garland’s nomination led to President Trump putting Justice Neil Gorsuch on the bench, the first of the three Trump appointees that gave the Supreme Court a 6-3 conservative majority.

All of the justices appointed by Trump — Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett — joined the court’s opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, in overturning Roe.