Hillary Clinton hopes “the president chooses a true progressive” to fill Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court.
During a campaign event in South Carolina on Thursday, Clinton said, “The president has the constitutional responsibility to nominate a successor for that vacancy and I’m very proud President Obama has said he intends… to follow his constitutional responsibility.” (RELATED: Obama Says Biden’s Comments On Not Filling Supreme Court Vacancy Not Applicable Today [VIDEO])
“I’ll tell you what, what’s going on in Washington is just beyond anything I’ve seen,” Clinton said. “The passing of Justice Scalia opens a vacancy on the Supreme Court. Under the Constitution, the president, and we only have one president at a time last I checked.” (RELATED: Senate Judiciary Committee: We Won’t Consider Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee)
“And I am deeply disappointed that the Senate of the United States has said, sight unseen, we’re not going to consider anybody you send. Now there’s been some talk that maybe the president would nominate the Republican governor of Nevada,” Clinton said. “Now I love Nevada, especially after last weekend, I really love Nevada. And I know the governor has done some good things.” (RELATED: Reid Promises McConnell Will Feel Political Pressure To Cave On SCOTUS Stance)
However, “I sure hope the president chooses a true progressive who will stand up for the values and the interests of the people of this country who understands that you need to protect the right to vote of a person not the right of a corporation to buy an election, who will understand that we still need the Voting Rights Act to be enforced because too many people are being deprived of their right to vote in this country,” Clinton claimed. (RELATED: This Might Be Why Hillary Won’t Release Her Goldman Sachs Speech Transcripts)