Ohio Democrats Continue Calls For Senate Vote On Supreme Court Vacancy

David Pepper, chair of the Ohio Democratic Party, with people dressed up as Supreme Court justices. (Andy Chow / Statehouse Bureau)
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The head of Ohio’s Democratic Party is again pressing Republican Senator Rob Portman to move to fill the Supreme Court vacancy. Statehouse reporter Andy Chow has more.
 
The Ohio Democratic Party has made the empty seat on the U.S. Supreme Court a centerpiece in their attempt to beat incumbent Republican Senator Rob Portman, who along with most of the Senate Republicans, refuse to hold hearings or a vote on President Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland.
 
Pepper says Portman should change his mind given the changing landscape of the presidential election.
 
Pepper: “Now that Donald Trump, the most toxic presidential candidate in modern history is the Republican’s presumptive nominee Senator Portman’s refusal to do his job is becoming even more dangerous.”
 
Portman has said that the voters will have a say in who the next Supreme Court justice should be based on their vote for president in November.
 

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