Rep. Steve King: Delaying Confirmation of Justice Will Save Constitution

By Penny Starr | March 7, 2016 | 3:11pm EST
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) (AP Photo)

(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said  Friday that he agrees with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that the Senate should not take up any nomination made by President Barack Obama to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the most conservative members of the high court.

“If we’re going to save our Constitution, we can’t have an Obama nominee on the court,” King told CNSNews.com at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland.

 



CNSNews.com asked King whether McConnell and the Republican majority in the Senate should delay taking up Obama’s nomination to replace Scalia.

“There’s no reason to have that hearing,” King said. “The simple answer to it is this: It’s inconceivable that he would nominate someone to the Supreme Court who believes in the Constitution.

“If we’re going to save our Constitution, we can’t have an Obama nominee on the court,” King said.

Shortly after Scalia’s death, McConnell issued a statement saying that he would not take up any nomination made by Obama, because the next president should be the one to select the new justice.

Obama has seated two liberal justices during his tenure – Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

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