Jake Tapper: Republican Refusal To Hold Supreme Court Confirmation Meetings Is “Unprecedented”

Tapper: “The Senate Historian Reports No Supreme Court Nominee Has Ever Been Denied A Confirmation Hearing”

From the February 23 edition of CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper:

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JAKE TAPPER (HOST): Big news in the battle to replace Justice Antonin Scalia ,who died ten days ago. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) flat out saying today that the Republican controlled Senate will not hold confirmation hearings for any nominee submitted by President Obama. McConnell also telling CNN that Republican leaders will not even meet with any nominee who tries to make courtesy calls to Capitol Hill. This move is apparently unprecedented. The Senate historian reports no Supreme Court nominee has ever been denied a confirmation hearing unless he or she has voluntarily withdrawn from consideration. The White House meanwhile insisting that President Obama will select a nominee, and submit his or her name to the U.S. Senate. 


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