The Latest on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (all times local):9:05 a.m.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch Pelosi (D-Calif.) says President Donald Trump should “do his job” to resolve the Supreme Court vacancy and “bring back justice.”
Speaking to reporters after the Senate vote on the Gorsuch nomination, Pelosi said, “The President has to do his job.
If you have a vacancy, the President is obligated to do what he needs to do to fill that vacancy.
And the American people have a right to know how he plans to handle this.”
Trump’s nominee for the Supreme, Neil Gorsuch, died on Friday night after being diagnosed with cancer.
A day earlier, Democrats were demanding that Trump nominate a nominee “from the right,” to ensure that “the president can make the final determination on this nomination in the coming weeks.”
The Senate GOP has not confirmed a nominee since the death last week of Justice Antonis Scalia.
Democrats have been demanding that the Senate confirm a nominee for a seat on the Supreme.