Debate heats up over Scalia replacement

Feb 15, 2016 8:38 AM by Cheryl Wengren

WASHINGTON (AP) -As flags fly half-staff at the White House and Supreme Court, the debate heats up over when a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia should be nominated.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the next president should nominate someone.

But the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, told CNN's "State of the Union" that McConnell is "certainly ignoring the Constitution."

Scalia died over the weekend.


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