Rep. Salmon Lauds Senate Advice-and-Consent of President Obama’s Nomination

Mar 16, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court.

“In 1992, Vice-President Joe Biden lauded ‘the tradition against acting on Supreme Court nominations in a Presidential year.’  Today, the President fulfills his much-talked-about constitutional duty to nominate a candidate for the vacancy on the Supreme Court.  And today, after receiving that nomination, the Senate fulfills its equally important power to control when, and if, it considers that nominee.  The Senate has already promised to hold firm and allow the next president of the United States to make this nomination.  This is prudent, it is deliberative, it is constitutional, and it is the right course of action.”

Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. He is also a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
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