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Clinton: I Would Re-Nominate Black Woman to SCOTUS if Rejected by GOP Senate

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By    |   Tuesday, 15 Mar 2016 05:07 PM

Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that she would re-nominate any African-American woman whom President Barack Obama sought for the Supreme Court but was denied a hearing by the Republican-controlled Senate if she won the White House.

Cautioning that "I really don't want to second-guess what the president is going to do," the Democratic front-runner told "The Tom Joyner Morning Show" that "yes," she would back any Obama appointment "if I win the presidency."

"I want to him to nominate whoever he chooses, but we do have a significant number of qualified, ready, prepared African-American women," Clinton said in response to a question by news anchor Roland Martin. "That is a very important consideration — and certainly, if he nominates somebody who he thinks is going to do the job and, hopefully, break the logjam of the Senate, of course I would stick with that person and do everything I could.

"It would be nice to have the entire country represented on the Supreme Court, but I don't want to substitute my judgment for the president."

Clinton said that the Obama administration was "determined not only to fulfill their constitutional responsibility" in nominating a replacement for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, "but to make the pressure on the Senate so enormous that they have to fulfill their constitutional responsibility."

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Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that she would re-nominate any African-American woman whom President Barack Obama sought for the Supreme Court but was denied a hearing by the Republican-controlled Senate if she won the White House.
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