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Democrats see the middle as the right path on Supreme Court nominee

Posted By Administration, Monday, March 14, 2016

As President Obama moves closer to choosing a Supreme Court nominee, Democrats appear to have settled on a conclusion: His best political play is the least political one.

Rather than lobby him to choose a champion of liberal ideology or a symbolically historic appointment, many in the president's party have come to support his view that he should focus on finding a replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia who has unchallenged legal credentials.

Obama said during a Rose Garden news conference Thursday that Republicans' vow not to even meet with his nominee isn't a factor in his selection and that he wanted to quickly nominate an “eminently qualified” replacement.

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