Feingold calls on Senate to vote on Obama court nominee
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Democratic Senate candidate Russ Feingold says the U.S. Senate needs to vote on President Barack Obama's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court and "not allow partisan politics to shut it down."
Feingold is challenging Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, who has said there should be no vote this year. Johnson is joining with other Republican senators who say the president elected in November should be the one to make the nomination.
Obama on Wednesday nominated appeals court judge Merrick Garland to replace Antonin Scalia who died last month.
Feingold says "Now that the president has fulfilled his constitutional obligation to nominate a potential justice, it's time for the Senate to do its job."
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