Senator McConnell on President Obama's Supreme Court Nomination

Minutes after President Obama announced his nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, Senate… read more

Minutes after President Obama announced his nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said on the floor that the Senate would “let the American people have a voice on this momentous decision” by not considering the nomination. He referenced then-Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Joe Biden’s comments on the subject in 1992. Leader McConnell said the Constitution does not require the Senate to actually take up court nominations. close

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Senator McConnell on President Obama's Supreme Court Nomination

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Program ID:
406734-3
Category:
Senate Highlight
Format:
Senate Highlight
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 16, 2016 | 4:09pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Mar 27, 2016 | 3:19pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Mar 16, 2016 | 4:09pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 16, 2016 | 8:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 17, 2016 | 12:26am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 17, 2016 | 6:53am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 24, 2016 | 12:23pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 27, 2016 | 3:19pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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