President Obama said Tuesday that despite Republican vows to block him, he will nominate a successor to Justice Antonin Scalia, who died suddenly on Saturday.
Obama offered his condolences to the Scalia family and called the judge a “giant” on the court before reiterating remarks from earlier this week, saying he intended to “do his job” as president and nominate a replacement.
“The Constitution is pretty clear about what is supposed happen. When there is a vacancy on the Supreme Court, the president is supposed to nominate someone, the Senate is to consider that nomination and either they disapprove of that nominee or that nominee is elevated to the Supreme Court,” he said. “Historically, this has not been viewed as a question.”
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