Sen. David Perdue: Blocking Clinton SCOTUS Noms Is ‘Dereliction Of Duty’


Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) rejected some Republicans’ calls to flat out block Hillary Clinton’s Supreme Court nominees throughout her presidency.

According to the Associated Press, Perdue said not considering Clinton’s nominees would be a “dereliction of duty.”

“I hear what’s being said about that, but I think that’s a dereliction of duty,” Perdue said in response to recent calls by some fellow Republicans to reject Clinton’s nominees on their face. “We’re called to advise and consent. Now we can say ‘no,’ but that means that you do have a hearing.”

Perdue added that “I’m going to be one that says ‘Look, our oath of office says that we’re going to govern, and that’s what we should do,'” according to the AP.

In recent weeks and on the campaign trail, a few Republican senators have made the case that Clinton shouldn’t see any of her Supreme Court nominees approved over her presidency in order to keep the court from slanting in a liberal direction. But, Perdue said he rejected an outright and extended blockade.