Blunt says he won't support Supreme Court nominee - KMOV.com

Blunt says he won't support Supreme Court nominee

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri says he will not vote for President Barack Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court.

Obama on Wednesday nominated appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court for a vacancy created by the death last month of Antonin Scalia. Scalia was a leading conservative and many Republicans have said the president elected in November, not Obama, should pick the nominee.

Blunt is among those who have said they would not support an Obama nominee. He said in a statement that while the president has the right to nominate someone, the Senate has the "Constitutional responsibility" to decide if that is the right person.

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