WASHINGTON (February 24, 2016) – The Natural Resources Defense Council issued the following statement in response to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s announcement that he and other Republicans will not meet with any Supreme Court nominee advanced by President Obama, nor consider that nomination.
Scott Slesinger, NRDC’s legislative director, said, “Senator McConnell’s announcement takes Republican obstructionism to new heights of irresponsibility. This indefensible approach deprives the public of a full Supreme Court for at least a year out of sheer obstinacy. The Constitution makes it the Senate’s responsibility to provide its Advice and Consent on nominees. The Senate should do its job.”