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Sun Nov 6, 2016, 05:26 PM

Georgia Republicans (Isakson and Perdue) will consider Clinton supreme court nominees

Source: Reuters

Georgia Republicans will consider Clinton supreme court nominees

Reuters in Washington
Sunday 6 November 2016 19.47 GMT

Georgia’s two Republican senators have broken with members of their party, saying they would consider supreme court nominees put forward by Hillary Clinton if she wins the presidency, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on Sunday.

The comments from Senator Johnny Isakson, who is up for re-election on Tuesday, and Senator David Perdue came after Republican senators John McCain and Ted Cruz suggested they might block any potential nominees from the Democratic nominee.

“You don’t shirk your responsibility when you’re an elected official,” Isakson told the newspaper. “You sanctify your responsibility, and that’s what I’ll do. I’ll consider who she nominates at the time she does and make a decision that’s right for the people of Georgia.”

A spokeswoman for Perdue, a member of the Senate judiciary committee, told the paper: “He wants to ensure we have a supreme court justice who will uphold the constitution, and he will examine each nominee independently based on their merits.“

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/06/georgia-republicans-hillary-clinton-supreme-court

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