Senator Thom Tillis and his Republican colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee dug in their heels Tuesday – delivering a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell outlining their determination not to hold hearings on anyone President Barack Obama might nominate to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Committee notes the Senate has the power to grant or withhold consent of the President’s nominee:
McConnell later told reporters that he accepts that recommendation and his chamber will take no action.
President Obama has indicated he will put forth an ‘indisputably qualified’ nominee to fill the seat in the coming weeks.
Read the full letter from the Senate Judiciary Committee here.
Also be sure to read Rob Schofield’s weekly briefing: Yet another absurd Burr blockade.