Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Sunday slammed congressional Republicans for suggesting they would block any Supreme Court nominees put forward by President Obama. She criticized Republicans for arguing that confirmation of a justice to fill the seat of Antonin Scalia — who died over the weekend unexpectedly — should wait until after a new president comes into the office so the American electorate could have a say.
In a Sunday Facebook post, Warren pointed out that the people re-elected President Obama in 2012.
“Senator McConnell is right that the American people should have a voice in the selection of the next Supreme Court justice. In fact, they did — when President Obama won the 2012 election by five million votes,” she wrote. “Article II Section 2 of the Constitution says the President of the United States nominates justices to the Supreme Court, with the advice and consent of the Senate. I can’t find a clause that says ‘…except when there’s a year left in the term of a Democratic President.'”
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