Democratic presidential nominee Bernie Sanders says he supports a swift nomination and confirmation of a Supreme Court Justice to replace Antonin Scalia. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Democratic presidential nominee Bernie Sanders said he supports U.S. President Barack Obama in nominating a replacement to fill the empty Supreme Court Justice seat left vacant by Antonin Scalia. During an event in Colorado Saturday night, Sanders said: "It appears that some of my Republican colleagues in the Senate have a very interesting view of the Constitution of the United States. Apparently they believe that the Constitution does not allow a Democratic president to bring forth a nominee to replace Justice Scalia. I strongly disagree with that." Sanders went on to say that he hoped Obama would nominate a strong candidate who would be confirmed as soon as possible. Scalia, 79, was found dead at the Cibolo Creek Ranch resort in West Texas on Saturday. A number of leading Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, immediately said they would oppose any attempt by Obama to nominate a new justice.