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Blumenthal Statement on Grassley Opening Door to Judiciary Committee Hearings for Supreme Court Nominee

(Hartford, CT) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today released the following statement after Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said he might hold hearings on the President’s nominee to the Supreme Court.

“Senator Grassley’s statement indicates that our Republican colleagues are moving – as they must eventually – toward obeying the Constitution in holding hearings and a vote on the President’s Supreme Court nominee. Rejecting this Constitutional obligation will rightly prompt public outcry and outrage – eventually forcing the right outcome. The Republican leadership can spare the Court and the country damage by doing the right thing."