McConnell, Grassley Agree To Meet With Obama To Discuss SCOTUS Nom

Senate Minority Leader Mitch MccConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, take the escalator to the CVC for a news conference on health care reform on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009. (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced Thursday that they plan to meet with President Barack Obama Tuesday to discuss the Supreme Court vacancy.

An array of Republicans have pushed back on the thought of Obama nominating a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died earlier this month at age 79.

“On Tuesday we will meet with the President at the White House. We look forward to reiterating to him directly that the American people will be heard and the next Supreme Court justice will be determined once the elections are complete and the next President has been sworn into office,” McConnell and Grassley said in a joint statement. “And we welcome the opportunity to further discuss matters of mutual interest, like the drug epidemic that’s tearing communities apart across our country.”

Here’s the full statement from NBC reporter Alex Moe:

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