Obama, Republicans take Supreme Court fight to airwaves

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The battle for the Supreme Court is on the Saturday airwaves.

In his weekly radio and internet address today, President Barack Obama calls again for Senate Republicans to consider his nominee, Merrick Garland.

In the Republican response, North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis warns Democrats not to “seek to further divide our nation” by using the Supreme Court fight “to score cheap political points.”

Obama says the “Supreme Court is supposed to be above politics, not an extension of politics.”

He says denying Garland a Senate hearing and an up-or-down vote “would indicate a process for nominating and confirming judges that is beyond repair.”

Tillis repeats the argument that the president elected in November should choose the next justice.

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2 comments

  • Bob

    I have almost always voted Republican in the past. That is done. The Republicans have lost my trust with all their bickering. I don’t think three Republicans in a room could agree on what color the American Flag is without debating it for a year.

    • steve thomas

      Considering what the Democrats did to Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas, I’m glad to see the Republicans telling Obama to go to hell for a change, assuming that they’ll do what they’ve said.

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