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McCain wants next president to fill US Supreme Court vacancy

U.S. Sen. John McCain (Photo by Rachel Leingang, Arizona Capitol Times)

U.S. Sen. John McCain (Photo by Rachel Leingang, Arizona Capitol Times)

Arizona Senator John McCain is joining some fellow Republican senators in saying that President Barack Obama’s successor should fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

McCain said Monday that the Supreme Court nominee should be chosen by the American people’s choice for the next president. McCain made his remarks on “The Mike Broomhead Show” on Phoenix radio station KFYI.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is among other Senate Republicans who have said a nomination should wait until the next president.

Obama has said he intends to announce Scalia’s replacement “in due time.”

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  1. President Obama must fulfill his constitutional responsibility to nominate a Supreme Court Justice to fill Scalia’s seat. Democrats and Republicans were elected to fulfill their constitutional responsibilities, because taxpayers pay each one to do their jobs. Obstructing progress is not what they were elected to do.

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