WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) issued the following statement on the Supreme Court vacancy following the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia:
"I firmly believe it is President Obama's constitutional right and duty to swiftly nominate a new justice to fill the vacant court seat. Leaving a Supreme Court seat empty for more than 10 months would be unprecedented.
"Further, it is the Senate's obligation to complete a timely confirmation process. Less than 30 years ago, President Reagan appointed Justice Anthony Kennedy to the court near the end of his term, and he was subsequently confirmed in a Presidential election year by a unanimous Senate vote. This year should be no different."
SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah