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Judiciary GOPers Sign Letter Saying They Won't Hold Hearing For Obama Nom

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"Accordingly, given the particular circumstances under which this vacancy arises, we wish to inform you of our intention to exercise our constitutional authority to withhold consent on any nominee to the Supreme Court submitted by this President to fill Justice Scalia’s vacancy," the letter reads. "Because our decision is based on constitutional principle and born of a necessity to protest the will of the American people, this Committee will not hold hearings on any Supreme Court nominee until after our next President is sworn in on January 20, 2017."

Following a closed door meeting with McConnell on Tuesday, Senate Republicans on the Judiciary Committee said that they will not consider Obama's nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.