Senators Grassley, Durbin, and Hatch on Supreme Court Vacancy

Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) responded indirectly to Minority Leader Harry Reid’s previous-day criticism of his… read more

Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) responded indirectly to Minority Leader Harry Reid’s previous-day criticism of his decision to not hold confirmation hearings on a nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia until a new president was in office. Minority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) followed, saying that Republicans did not believe President Obama had the same full authority as other presidents, and that Republicans were ignoring the Constitution. Former Judiciary Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) defended Senator Grassley, saying Senator Reid’s language was inappropriate for the Senate floor. He also defended the Republican strategy, arguing that it was nothing unusual and citing examples. close

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Senators Grassley, Durbin, and Hatch on Supreme Court Vacancy

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405354-2
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Senate Highlight
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Senate Highlight
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 25, 2016 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Feb 26, 2016 | 1:10am EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Feb 25, 2016 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 26, 2016 | 1:10am EST | C-SPAN 2
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