03.16.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Supreme Court Vacancy

I remain firm in my decision to exercise my Constitutional authority and withhold consent on any nominee to the Supreme Court submitted by President Obama.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today released the following statement after President Obama announced his nomination to the Supreme Court:

“The Constitution is clear: the President shall nominate judges to the Supreme Court, but the power to grant, or withhold, consent of such nominees rests exclusively with the United States Senate. What’s at stake here is the balance of our nation's highest court and the direction of our country for decades. I remain firm in my decision to exercise my Constitutional authority and withhold consent on any nominee to the Supreme Court submitted by President Obama.”

In February, Senator Perdue joined Chairman Chuck Grassley and Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in notifying Majority Leader McConnell that the committee will not hold any hearings or votes on any nominee until the next President is sworn in.