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March For Our Lives activists paint mural outside McConnell's home, calling for SCOTUS selection post-election

March For Our Lives activists paint mural outside McConnell's home, calling for SCOTUS selection post-election
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Youth March For Our Lives activists on Saturday chalked a mural outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate Democrats hold talkathon to protest Barrett's Supreme Court nomination Trump looms over Ernst's tough reelection fight in Iowa Democratic senator votes against advancing Amy Coney Barrett nomination while wearing RBG mask MORE's (R-Ky.) Washington, D.C. home calling for a Supreme Court selection after Election Day.

Activists wrote: "Hey Mitch. We Call BS. Let The People Decide."

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The gun violence prevention advocates' art was in opposition to filling the vacant Supreme Court seat left by the late Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgSenate Democrats hold talkathon to protest Barrett's Supreme Court nomination Democratic senator votes against advancing Amy Coney Barrett nomination while wearing RBG mask GOP clears key hurdle on Barrett's Supreme Court nomination, setting up Monday confirmation MORE – who died last week from pancreatic cancer – prior to Election Day.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFox News president, top anchors advised to quarantine after coronavirus exposure: report Six notable moments from Trump and Biden's '60 Minutes' interviews Biden on attacks on mental fitness: Trump thought '9/11 attack was 7/11 attack' MORE is expected to move ahead with the justice nomination Saturday, and it is widely reported that he plans on nominating Amy Coney Barrett, who was spotted leaving her Indiana home Saturday to fly to Washington D.C. ahead of the president's scheduled announcement.

Critics of the nomination have said the next Supreme Court justice should be named by the person who wins the Nov. 3 election. However, Republican control of the Senate and the administration favors a swift appointment for the GOP.

McConnell said last week that a justice nomination by the president would receive the vote of the Senate.

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"The historical precedent is overwhelming, and it runs in one direction. If our Democratic colleagues want to claim they are outraged, they can only be outraged at the plain facts of American history," said McConnell.

Demonstrators gathered outside the majority leader's Kentucky home last Saturday in protest to his Supreme Court comments.

The 78-year-old is running for his seventh term in the upper chamber, where he's served as the Republican leader since 2007 and the majority leader since 2015.

A recent survey from Quinnipiac University showed McConnell holding a 12-point lead against his Democratic opponent Amy McGrath.