Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued this statement today following President Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to be an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court:
"The Constitution gives the President the right to make nominations to the Supreme Court, with the advice and consent of the Senate. As part of its role in this process, the Senate may, at its discretion, withhold consent. The next Supreme Court justice will make decisions that affect every American and shape our nation's legal landscape for decades. Therefore, the current Supreme Court vacancy should be filled by an individual nominated by the next President of the United States."
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