Legal expert thanks senators for ‘giving the American people a voice in filling the vacancy left by Justice Scalia’


Judicial Crisis Network Chief Counsel Carrie Severino today expressed her gratitude for those senators who refused to consider President Obama’s liberal Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland in the hopes of confirming a nominee more suited to fill Justice Antonin’s Scalia’s vacant seat on the bench.

The Washington Examiner has the story:

The power to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court was a major factor in 21 percent of voters’ decisions on Election Day, and a majority of those voters, 57 percent to 40 percent, pulled the lever for Trump, according to an ABC News exit poll.

Carrie Severino, the chief counsel and policy director for the conservative Judicial Crisis Network, who clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas, Wednesday morning thanked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, for holding the line and blocking Garland’s nomination so the next president had the chance to select a nominee after hearing from voters.

“Thank you … for giving the American people a voice in filling the vacancy left by Justice Scalia’s untimely death,” Severino said in a statement. “The people deserved to be heard yesterday and their voice was unmistakable.”

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