(Worthy News) - President Obama has directed his staff to start selecting a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the White House said Monday.
But there won't be a announcement on the nominee before the Senate returns Feb. 22, presidential spokesman Eric Schultz said during a press conference in Rancho Mirage, where the president is convening a summit of South Asian leaders this week.
Once Obama nominates a justice, after a vetting process likely to take at least several weeks, he'll run up against Senate Republicans, who have vowed they won't consider any pick by a lame-duck Democratic president in the hopes that one of their own can fill Scalia's spot next year. [ Source ]
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