Senator David Perdue: Balance Of Our Nation's Highest Court In Serious Jeopardy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court vacancy:

"The very balance of our nation’s highest court is in serious jeopardy. As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I will do everything in my power to encourage the President and Senate leadership not to start this process until we hear from the American people.

"Given our global security crisis and debt crisis, the upcoming election will not only determine the direction of our country, but also serve as a referendum on the Presidency and Congress, and now the Supreme Court.

“President Obama’s record of ruling through executive action and regulatory mandates has shown he is willing to circumvent Congress and bypass the will of the people. We cannot allow the President to continue to use the judicial system to achieve his liberal agenda.

"Ultimately, the selection of the next lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court will impact all Americans for decades to come, and I believe we must ensure that Justice Scalia is replaced by someone who will continue his unwavering commitment to uphold our Constitution.”