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Clinton Calls Out The Senate For Blocking Obama's SCOTUS Nominee

Hillary Clinton called on the Senate to approve Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, who's been waiting on a confirmation hearing for months.

By Matt Picht | October 19, 2016

The first question of the final presidential debate was about the Supreme Court, and Hillary Clinton used the opening to go after the Senate.

Clinton said, "I would hope that the Senate would do its job and confirm the nominee that President Obama has sent to them."

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President Obama nominated Merrick Garland back in March to fill the vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia's death. The Senate hasn't moved forward on his confirmation hearing.

Clinton continued: "That's the way the Constitution fundamentally should operate. The president nominates, and then the Senate advises and consents or not. But they go forward with the process."

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