Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV):
The chances of approving a new nominee are slim, but Nevadans should have a voice in the process. That’s why I encourage the President to use this opportunity to put the will of the people ahead of advancing a liberal agenda on the nation’s highest court. But should he decide to nominate someone to the Supreme Court, who knows, maybe it’ll be a Nevadan.
What does that even mean?
Late Update: The statement was so confusing that some news organizations took it as a sign that Heller was taking a more open stance to an Obama nomination, but his office has clarified that was not the case and Heller doesn’t think Obama should nomination anyone.
Heller calling on Obama to NOT nominate a Scalia replacement, his spx says. Other news orgs misinterpreted statement, says Neal Patel.
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) February 17, 2016