Grassley, McConnell are right, election should determine Supreme Court choice, not Obama

March 16, 2016, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for not acting on President Barack Obama’s nomination for the Supreme Court, D.C. Circuit Chief Judge Merrick Garland:

“President Obama has exercised his constitutional prerogative to nominate someone to the late Antonin Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court. Senate Leader McConnell and Senator Grassley are right to exercise the Senate’s prerogative to not consider Obama’s nominee during this election season. The presidential election should determine control over the Supreme Court, as that is the people’s decision to make. We appreciate McConnell and Grassley standing up for the people against Obama’s attempt to intimidate them into rubber-stamping his Supreme Court choice.”


Does The Senate Have A Constitutional Responsibility To Consider A Supreme Court Nomination?, Washington Post – Fact Checker, Glenn Kessler, March 16, 2016 at

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