Collins and Kirk Undermine Effort to Block Scalia Replacement

Washington – Yesterday, Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) 17% and Mark Kirk (R-IL) 15% both called for the Senate to fully consider President Obama’s future Supreme Court nominee, including hearings and a floor vote. Heritage Action released the following statement from chief executive officer Michael A. Needham:

“Senators Collins and Kirk are doing their constituents and the nation a disservice by pretending President Obama’s radical nature will suddenly disappear in the coming months.  By falsely invoking the Constitution as demanding committee hearings and a floor vote, they are ignoring the American people who now have voice in the nomination and selection of the next Supreme Court justice through their votes.” 

Heritage Action: Fight Obama’s Overreach by Refusing to Confirm Nominees (January 2016)
Washington Examiner: Reid Blames Heritage Action for Blocking Nominees (January 2016)
Heritage Action: Statement on Death of Justice Scalia and Looming Nomination Fight (February 2016)