Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Obama Will Nominate a Justice That is Indisputably Qualified

<> Obama Will Nominate a Justice That is Indisputably Qualified - "The Constitution is pretty clear about what is supposed to happen now.  When there is a vacancy on the Supreme Court, the President of the United States is to nominate someone. . . I'm going to present somebody who indisputably is qualified for the seat and any fair-minded person -- even somebody who disagreed with my politics -- would say would serve with honor and integrity on the Court. [statement found at beginning of Q&A following the President's announcement]

  • U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell - [statement on the day Justice Antonin Scalia died] "The American people‎ should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new President."