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McCain: GOP Needs to Prevent Supreme Court From 'Tilting to the Left'

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By    |   Friday, 04 Nov 2016 11:04 AM

Sen. John McCain called on Republicans to prevent the Supreme Court from "tilting to the left" in favor of more liberal decision-makers.

"There could be as many as three Supreme Court justices that will be chosen in the next four years," the Arizona senator said during a rally, The Washington Post reports. "We have to have a Senate who will prevent that four-to-four split from tilting to the left and making decisions that will harm this nation for decades to come."

The vacant seat belonged to the late Justice Antonin Scalia before his death. Any Democratic nominee would tilt the advantage on the court to the left, the Post reported.

Also during the rally, McCain blasted President Barack Obama 's tenure in the White House as "the most disastrous presidency in the history of this country."

McCain has mentioned the importance of keeping the court out of liberal hands before. In October, he told a Philadelphia radio station that the GOP would be "united against any Supreme Court nominee that Hillary Clinton, if she were president, would put up."

Rachael Dean, McCain's spokeswoman, appeared to walk back those comments, according to The Hill. "Sen. McCain will, of course, thoroughly examine the record of any Supreme Court nominee put before the Senate and vote for or against that individual based on their qualifications as he has done throughout his career," she said. 

The conservative group Heritage Action agreed with McCain's stance, saying, "You've seen John McCain and others talk about the need to not confirm any liberal nominated to the Supreme Court. That's exactly the right position to have."

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr both have called for keeping the Supreme Court vacancy open, according to MSNBC. But, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley disagreed, saying "We can't just simply stonewall."

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