February 13, 2016 / 11:28 PM / in 2 years

Senate leader McConnell says wait on replacing Scalia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Saturday that the next U.S. president should be the one to nominate a justice to fill the vacancy left on the Supreme Court by the death of Antonin Scalia.

“The American people‎ should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president,” McConnell said in a statement.

Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Paul Simao

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