U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued a statement on the Senate’s constitutional obligation to vote on a Supreme Court nominee.
“I believe that the President should nominate and the Senate should follow its constitutional obligation and advise and consent on the nomination. We have a responsibility to the American people to fulfill our duties. I will evaluate any nominee before the Senate based on their qualifications and judicial philosophy. I would hope that political posturing in Washington does not prevent me from being able to cast my vote.”