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Senator Burr reverses stance on Supreme Court vacancy

US Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C.

US Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C.

In case you missed it, North Carolina’s senior senator Richard Burr has changed his position on the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy that was created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Eight months ago, Burr said the slot should be filled by the new president — whoever is elected next week:

“In this election year, the American people will have an opportunity to have their say in the future direction of our country. For this reason, I believe the vacancy left open by Justice Scalia should not be filled until there is a new President.”

Yesterday, he took a dramatically different position. This is from an article in this morning’s edition of Raleigh’s News & Observer:

“If Hillary becomes president, I’m going to do everything I can do to make sure that four years from now, we’re still going to have an opening on the Supreme Court,” he said.

Click below to listen to an excerpt of the audio first reported Monday by CNN.

One Comment


  1. Alan

    November 1, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Honestly, I’ve scraped better of the sole of my shoe…all the more reason this buffoon should be voted out of office. Quite clearly, Burr has no intention of doing the job he is (overpaid) to do, and chooses to represent the extremists of the far right.

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