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WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court:

“This has never been about who the nominee is. It is about a basic principle. Under our Constitution, the president has every right to make this nomination, and the Senate has every right not to confirm a nominee. I fully support Leader McConnell and Chairman Grassley's decision not to move forward with the confirmation process. We should let the American people decide the direction of the court."

President Obama's US Supreme Court Nomination

Under our Constitution, the president has every right to nominate someone to the US Supreme Court, and the Senate—as a co-equal branch of government—has every right NOT to confirm a nominee.

Posted by Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday, March 16, 2016