Top Senate Republican says Obama chose to 'politicize' Supreme Court nomination

By REUTERS
March 16, 2016 18:12

 
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WASHINGTON - US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday that President Barack Obama has politicized the Supreme Court nomination process by putting forward veteran appellate court judge Merrick Garland during a presidential election.

"It seems clear that President Obama made this nomination not with the intent of seeing the nominee confirmed, but in order to politicize it for purposes of the election," McConnell said on the floor of the Senate after Obama announced his choice at the White House.

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