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GOP Gov. Sandoval Withdraws Name from Supreme Court Consideration

Republican Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has officially withdrawn his name from consideration for the vacant Supreme Court spot.

Early news on Thursday suggested that President Barack Obama was considering Sandoval as one of his potential nominees.

The Hill reports:

It leaked Wednesday that President Obama was vetting the Republican governor as a possible nominee.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest refused to say Thursday whether Sandoval was being seriously considered to fill the vacancy.

“Even after the fact, I am not going to get into a lot of details about who is on the president’s list and who is not,” he told reporters.

Obama plans to announce a nominee in the coming weeks.

After the news broke, Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) released the following statement:
“As a friend and former colleague of Governor Sandoval’s, I believe he is eminently qualified for this position. But, I support his decision to withdraw his name from consideration for the Supreme Court vacancy. I hope the next President will consider him in the future.”

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