Alexander Statement on Supreme Court Vacancy

Posted on February 15, 2016

NASHVILLE, Feb. 15 - U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) made the following statement on the current vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court created by the recent passing of Justice Antonin Scalia: 

"I believe it is reasonable to give the American people a voice by allowing the next president to fill this lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. Under our Constitution, the president has the right to nominate, but the Senate has the right to decide whether to consent at this point in a presidential election year. Sen. McConnell is only doing what the Senate majority has the right to do and what Senate Democrat leaders have said they would do in similar circumstances."

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