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Obama calls senators about high court pick

Obama calls senators about high court pick

President Barack Obama is calling senators who will play crucial roles in the confirmation process once he nominates a candidate for Supreme Court justice.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday that the president had phoned Sens. Orrin Hatch, a Republican, and newly turned Democrat Arlen Specter to discuss the vacancy created by Justice David Souter's announced retirement.
Both senators are members of the Judiciary Committee. It will hold hearings before the Senate votes whether to confirm Obama's choice.
Gibbs said the search process began "some time ago" as White House aides regularly go through the backgrounds of possible nominees.


Updated : 2021-06-24 20:51 GMT+08:00