Clinton: Republican Opposition to Court Nomination ‘Deeply Disrespectful’ to Obama
Hillary Clinton blasted Senate Republicans on Thursday for their refusal to cooperate with President Barack Obama on his upcoming appointment of a new Supreme Court justice.
“To say ‘don’t even send us a nominee’ is at variance to the Constitution and deeply disrespectful to the office of the president of the United States,” Clinton said at a rally in South Carolina on Wednesday, according to The Washington Post.
“The president is absolutely right to send a nominee to the United States Senate,” she said, adding that she finds the argument that presidents shouldn’t make nominations in their final year “unbelievable.”
“You have one president at a time,” she said.
The Hill reports:
Clinton has touted her support for Obama in order to tie herself to his legacy and help solidify her support among black primary voters, who overwhelmingly favor her over her rival Bernie Sanders.
“I’m backing the president. He will send, as he always does, a well-qualified nominee,” she said.
“What I’m going to do is build on the progress we’ve made under President Obama and go further.”
According to a RealClearPolitics average of polls, Clinton is leading Sanders 57.4 percent to 33.3 percent in South Carolina, which holds its primary on Saturday.
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