No Hearing on Obama Supreme Court Nominee

Mar 16, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC — President Obama announced today his nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. “The Supreme Court nomination should be left to the next president. There should be no Senate hearing on any Obama nominee,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel.

Staver continued, “The Senate Judiciary leaders have vowed not to hold any hearings on President Obama’s nominee. We need to hold them to this promise and support them in this resolve. An Obama nominee will set the Supreme Court in a direction that for decades will disregard the Constitution and the rule of law. The future of America is at stake.”

“While Obama has the right to put forth a nominee, the Senate has the right to deny confirmation. The Senate must exercise its duty and leave the nomination to the next president,” concluded Staver.

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